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Friends and Advisors

Yeates Conwell, M.D.Yeates Conwell, M.D.
Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry 
Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Program
Director, URMC Office for Aging Research and Health Services
Co-Director, UR Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide
Co-Director, Injury Control Research Center on Suicide Prevention

Interests: Geriatric mental health; suicide prevention; innovations in service system design; comprehensive, integrated care delivery

Carol PodgorskiCarol Podgorski, Ph.D., M.P.H., L.M.F.T.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Rochester Department of Psychiatry
Institute for the Family

Interests: Older adult health; intergenerational influences and opportunities; family and marriage therapy; dementia care; community-based service and support; croquet

OARHS Senior Advisors

Robert HollowayRobert G. Holloway, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair, Department of Neurology
Professor, Departments of Neurology and Public Health Sciences

Interests: Neurology, dementia, health services, clinical trials, quality of care, cost-effectiveness

Vicky HinesVicky Hines, COO URMFG

Interests: Home care, senior friendly communities, Alzheimer's disease, Family caregivers, Use of technology in community base

Robert McCannRobert McCann, M.D., FACP
Highland Hospital Chief of Medicine
Acting Geriatrics Division Chief Professor of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine

Interests: Geriatrics education, innovative models of care, palliative care, leadership development

Accountable Health Partners

Advisory Committee

Thomas CaprioThomas V. Caprio, M.D., M.P.H., CMD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine,Dentistry, and Public Health Sciences
Program Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Director, Interdisciplinary Geriatric Training Program
Project Co-Director, Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center
Director, University of Rochester Geriatric Assessment Clinic
Director of Education, Strong Health Geriatrics Group
Medical Director, Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester
Medical Director, Visiting Nurse Hospice and Palliative Care
Project Director, GRECC Connects (Canandaigua VAMC)
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Aging
Monroe Community Hospital

Interests: Geriatric interprofessional education and practice, health services research, palliative care, comprehensive geriatric assessment, quality of care in long-term care settings, and end-of-life care in nursing homes

Dirk P. Bohmann, PhD

Donald M. Foster, MD Professorship in Biomedical Genetics
Professor, Biomedical Genetics (SMD)
Senior Associate Dean, Basic Research - Department of Dean's Office M&D - Administration

University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry




Deborah KingDeborah A. King, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology)
Associate Chair for Education
Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Services, Department of Psychiatry
Chief of Education, Training and Dissemination Core, VA VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention
Interests: Geropsychology, late-life depression, suicide prevention, education and training


Jurgis KaruzaJurgis Karuza, Ph.D.

Interests: Psychology of aging, physician and staff organization in long term care, quality of care in nursing homes, geriatric education, knowledge transfer, program evaluation




Medina-WalpoleAnnette Medina-Walpole, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Acting Chief, Division of Geriatrics/Aging, University of Rochester Medical Center Medical Director, Monroe Community Hospital

Interests: Geriatric education, medical education & scholarship, career development, long-term care


Supriya MohileSupriya G. Mohile, M.D., M.S.
James P. Wilmot Cancer Center

Interests: Geriatric Oncology; quality of life; health outcomes research; gastrointestinal cancers; genitourinary cancers


Tobie OlsanTobie H. Olsan, Ph.D., R.N., CNL, NEA-BC, FNAP
UR School of Nursing

Interests: Learning collaboratives, quality improvement, team



Anton Porsteinsson, MD
Professor, Geriatric/Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center

Director, University of Rochester Alzheimer's Disease Care, Research and Education Program (AD-CARE)


geriatric mental healthThomas M. Richardson, PhD, MBA, PA-C
Managing Director, T Shaped Consulting, LLC

Interests: Innovative Healthcare Products, Solutions and Commercialization Strategy, Primary Market Research, Geriatric Mental Health, Home Care and Community-Based Participatory Research, Clinical and Economic Value Story Development


Christopher SeplakiChristopher L. Seplaki, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Interests: Aging, disability, environment, frailty, methodology


ShukitisJane Shukitis, RN, MPA
President and CEO,
Strong Home Care Group, VNS/FLVNS

Interests: Aging homecare, community-based services