Follow the People. Who are the movers and shakers in older adult preventive care? We’ll bring a handful of folks of whom you should be aware, and you’ll have some too.
Fried and colleagues developed five criteria (weight loss, exhaustion, low physical activity, slowness and weakness) to be used for identifying frail older people.
Louise Aronson, MD MFA, is a leading geriatrician, writer, educator, and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. The author of the New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elderhood, she is a regular contributor to the New York Times and the New England Journal of Medicine among other publications
Dr. Steinman is co-Principal Investigator of the US Deprescribing Research Network, an NIH-funded national research network for research on deprescribing medications in older adults. He is also Associate Director of the UCSF Pepper Center for Aging Research.
Dr. Nir Barzilai is the director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Human Aging Research and of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging.
Karina W. Davidson is Chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and is senior vice president of research, dean of academic affairs, and head of a new center focused on behavioral and cardiovascular health research at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell Health. She is also a professor of behavioral medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra University/Northwell Health.
Elizabeth Fowler, Ph.D., J.D., is the Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center). Dr. Fowler previously served as Executive Vice President of programs at The Commonwealth Fund and Vice President for Global Health Policy at Johnson & Johnson.