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The Brookdale Foundation Group


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Our Fellows

Senior Fellows

Name Year Affiliation
Albert L. Siu, MD, MSPH (Chair) 1986 Ellen and Howard Katz Professor and Chairman of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Director of the Geriatrics, Research, Education, and Clinical Center at the Bronx VA Medical Center
Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN 1992 Professor & Dean of the Bouve College of Health Sciences & Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University.
Anne Basting, PhD 1998 Director of the Center on Age & Community and an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at the Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Richard Bucala, MD, PhD 1988 Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale University.
Walter H. Ettinger, Jr., MD, MBA 1985 President of the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center
Christine L. Himes, PhD 1991 Maxwell Professor of Sociology at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, and Director, Center for Policy Research
George Kuchel, MD 1987 Professor of Medicine, Director of the University of Connecticut Center on Aging and Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, CT. He also holds the Citicorp Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology.

Fellows Advisory Board

Name Year Affiliation
Bradley Hyman, MD, PhD 1989 John B. Penney, Jr. Professor of Neurology and Program Director, Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Diane Rowland, ScD 1988 Executive Vice President of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Executive Director of The Kaiser Commission on the Future of Medicaid. She holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the School of Hygiene and Public Health of Johns Hopkins University.

Senior Fellow Emeriti

Name   Affiliation
Robert N. Butler, MD   President & CEO, International Longevity Center; Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, The Mount Sinai Medical Center; and Chairman, The Brookdale National Fellowship Program (deceased)
Anthony Cerami, PhD   Director, The Kenneth S. Warren Laboratories
Harvey Jay Cohen, MD   Professor of Medicine, Aging Center Director, and Chief Geriatrics Division, Duke University Medical Center, Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics and Extended Care, & Director, GRECC, VAMC
Rose Dobrof, DSW   Brookdale Professor of Gerontology, Hunter College; and Co-Director, the Hunter College - Mount Sinai Geriatric Education Center
Samuel K. Elster, MD   Dean Emeritus for Continuous Education; and Director Emeritus, Brookdale Center for Continuous Education, Mount Sinai School of Medicine (deceased)
Rosalie Kane, DSW   Professor, Division of Health Services Research, and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
Jesse Roth, MD   Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University
John W. Rowe, MD   Professor, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health


Name Year Affiliation
Roy N. Alcalay, MD, MSc 2010 Columbia University
Julie K. Andersen, PhD 1994 Buck Institute for Age Research
Monika Ardelt, PhD 1999 University of Florida
Darren Baker, PhD 2011 Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Jennifer Balfour, PhD 2003 Formerly at the University of Michigan
Karen J. Bandeen-Roche, PhD 1997 The Johns Hopkins University
Sheila M. Ryan Barnett, MD 1991 Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lisa C. Barry, PhD, MPH 2007 University of Connecticut Health Center, Center on Aging
Margaret Baumann, MD 1989 Loyola University of Chicago/Hines VAMC
Brock A. Beamer, MD 1998 The Johns Hopkins University
Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS 1994 NYU, School of Medicine
Michael E.T.I Boerrigter, PhD 1992 Leven, Inc., Bogart, GA
Stephen J. Bonasera, MD, PhD 2002 University of Nebraska Medical Center
Susan V. Brooks Herzog, PhD 1996 Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan
Linda M. Burton, PhD 1987 Duke University
Melissa D. Aldridge Carlson, PhD, MBA, MPH 2007 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Brian D. Carpenter, PhD 2002 Washington University, St. Louis
Carmen Castaneda Sceppa, MD, PhD 1998 Northeastern University
Gurkamal S. Chatta, MD 1991 Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle
Victoria Vaughan Dickson, PhD, CRNP 2010 New York University
Jeffrey W. Dwyer, PhD 1992 Michigan State University
Cathleen Colón-Emeric, MD 2001 Duke University
Maria Fiatarone Singh, MD 1988 University of Sydney, Australia
Roger A. Fielding, PhD 1997 Tufts University
Karen L. Fingerman, PhD 2000 Purdue University
Stacy Fischer, MD 2003 University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Joseph J. Gallo, MD, MPH 1995 Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Corita R. Grudzen, MD, MSHS 2009 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Matthew Simon Gill, PhD 2002 Scripts Research Institute
Thomas A. Glass, PhD 1992 The Johns Hopkins University
Andrea C. Gore, PhD 1997 University of Texas
Cynthia Grosskreutz, MD, PhD 1999 Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
Marcia Haigis, PhD 2007 Harvard Medical School
Patrick R. Hof, MD 1991 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Teresita M. Hogan, MD, FACEP 2008 University of Chicago Medicine
Rita A. Jablonski, PhD, CRNP 2009 University of Alabama at Birmingham
Daniela S. Jopp, PhD 2010 Fordham University
Jason Karlawish, MD 1998 University of Pennsylvania
Arthur Kay, MD 1986 Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
Anne M. Kenny, MD 1996 University of Connecticut Health Center
Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS 2009 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Valarie King, PhD 1998 The Pennsylvania State University
Andrea LaCroix, PhD 1990 University of Washington
Pamela L. Larsen, PhD 1989 University of Texas
Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD 1991 The Johns Hopkins University
Annette Lee, PhD 1990 Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Rosanne Leipzig, MD, PhD 1985 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Becca Levy, PhD 2000 Yale University School of Medicine
Jennifer Hagerty Lingler, PhD, MA, FNP 2008 University of Pittsburgh
Richard F. Loeser, Jr., MD 1990 Wake Forest University
Joan McDowd, PhD 1987 University of Kansas Medical Center
Kathleen McGarry, PhD 1995 University of California, Los Angeles
Kate de Medeiros, PhD 2008 Miami University
Ilhem Messaoudi, PhD 2009 Oregon Health and Science University
R. Sean Morrison, MD 1996 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Phyllis Mutschler, PhD 1992 National Center on Women and Aging, Brandeis University
Miriam E. Nelson, PhD 1994 Tufts University
Nancy Nichols, PhD 1987 Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Ruth O'Hara, PhD 1993 Stanford University
Claudia Orengo, MD 1998 Baylor College of Medicine - VAMC
Alexander Panda, MD, MPH 2010 Tufts University
Maria P. Pavlou, MD 2007 Cornell University
Brenda Penninx, PhD 2000 Vrije University, Amsterdam
Joan D. Penrod, PhD 1998 Bronx Veterans Administration Medical Center
Marion Perlmutter, PhD 1985 University of Michigan
Carol Pilbeam, PhD, MD 1987 University of Connecticut Medical Center
Karen M. Prestwood, MD 1993 University of Connecticut Health Center
Ruth E. Ray, MA, DA 1994 Wayne State University
Dorrie Rosenblatt, MD, PhD 1986 University of Michigan (on extended sick leave)
Greg Sachs, MD 1990 Indiana University School of Medicine
Catherine A. Sarkisian, MD, MSPH 2001 University of California, Los Angeles Center on Aging
Kenneth Schmader, MD 1988 Durham Virginia Medical Center
Shai Shaham, PhD 1999 The Rockefeller University
Albert Shaw, MD, PhD 2003 Yale University School of Medicine
Myles N. Sheehan, MD 1993 Loyola University Medical Center
Yolanda Ann Slaughter, DDS, MPH 2001 School of Dental Medicine, Department of Dental Care Systems, University of Pennsylvania
Jeffrey H. Silverstein, MD 1993 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Merril Silverstein, PhD 1994 Syracuse University/USC Davis
Mitchell S. Sommers, PhD 1995 Washington University, St. Louis
Mark Supiano, MD 1985 University of Utah
Paul Thuras, PhD 1992 Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Ravi Varadhan, PhD 2011 Johns Hopkins University

Peter Vaitkevicius, MD 1995 Wayne State School of Medicine
Elena Volpi, MD, PhD 2000 University of Southern California
Jeremy D. Walston, MD 1995 The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Jonathan Wanagat, MD, PhD 2007 University of California, Los Angeles
David Waters, DVM, PhD 1999 Purdue University
Robin West, PhD 1989 University of Florida
Brie A. Williams, MD, MS 2008 VA Medical Center/UCSF Division of Geriatrics
Jürgen Winkler, MD 1996 University Hospital Erlangen, Germany
Gary Winzelberg, MD, MPH 2003 University of North Carolina
Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD 1994 Northwestern University