Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS, FACP
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Michael L. Freedman Professor of Geriatric Research
Director of Freedman Research Center on Aging Technology and Cognitive Health
Director Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Population Health
Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS, holds the inaugural endowed Michael L. Freedman Professor of Geriatric Research in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care in the Department of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine. He is Professor of Medicine and Population Health at NYU and Director of the Freedman Program on Aging and Cognition. He is also a core investigator in the VA HSR&D program at the Manhattan VA. Dr. Chodosh is a former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and was on faculty as a Professor of Medicine at UCLA until he was recruited to NY in 2015. He has held a number of leadership roles both regionally and nationally focused on healthcare policy impacting the quality of care for patients with chronic disease, particularly those with dementia. Dr. Chodosh served as Chair of the State of California Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Advisory Committee and co-chaired a statewide effort leading to the California State Plan for Alzheimer’s disease. The California Plan has provided a model for other state plans and the National Alzheimer’s Project Act. Dr. Chodosh is a member of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Editorial Board and he has published on quality of care for dementia and other chronic disease conditions, while leading multiple implementation trials. Dr. Chodosh initiated a VA dementia assessment and care management program (V-CAMP) using clinical video-telehealth for rural-based Veterans with dementia that is poised to spread nationally. In addition to being an NIH-funded investigator, Dr. Chodosh is co-Director of a $7.5 million State of NY Department of Health service grant to develop and coordinate caregiver services for family members of those with dementia living in all five boroughs of New York City.
Victoria H. Raveis, MA, MPHIL, PhD
College of Dentistry
Director, Psychosocial Research Unit on Health, Aging and the Community (PRUHAC)
Associated Faculty, School of Global Public Health
Victoria H. Raveis, MA, MPhil, PhD is a medical sociologist and social gerontologist, with a background in psycho-oncology and public health. She is a Research Professor and Director of the Psychosocial Research Unit on Health, Aging and the Community (PRUHAC), a multidisciplinary research group located within the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care at New York University’s College of Dentistry. Established in 2010, PRUHAC is the first program of its kind in a dental school. A nationally and internationally known scholar, Dr. Raveis’ long-standing program of federally-funded health services research is informing both public health policy and clinical practice. She conducts cross-sectional and longitudinal studies on the social determinants of health disparities and applies this knowledge to the design, implementation and evaluation of capacity-building interventions for underserved, hard-to-reach, diverse communities. In the vanguard for targeting the patient and family caregiver as the unit for care, Dr. Raveis’ application of a multi-generational, family-focused, care management perspective is informing program development and health policies for an aging population. Her efforts enable aging-in-place with integrated health delivery systems and service programs attuned to diverse life stages. Her investigations also document that social and behavioral factors merit attention in preparedness and injury prevention efforts. Specifically, her work has informed the importance of integrating the socio-cultural context in the built environment when mitigating injury prevention and facilitating disaster preparedness and response efforts. Dr. Raveis was part of national panel of experts, convened by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development, on cancer caregiving. She also served as a member of a National Cancer Institute advisory group developing evidence-based educational materials for the family members of cancer patients. She holds Fellow status in the Gerontological Society of America in the Social Research, Policy and Practice Section.
Bei Wu, MS, PhD
Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Dean's Professor in Global Health
Director for Global Health and Aging Research
Director for Research, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Affiliated Professor, Ashman Department of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry
Dr. Bei Wu is Co-Director of the Aging Incubator at New York University (NYU) which provides NYU with support and an infrastructure for relationships and sharing of resources across the NYU campus for aging related initiatives. Additionally, Dr. Wu holds the positions of Dean’s Professor in Global Health and Director of Global Health and Aging Research at the Rory Meyers College of Nursing, NYU. She is also the Director of Research at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU.
Dr. Wu’s career in gerontology has been distinguished by interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers in various disciplines at many academic institutions and organizations in the U.S. and abroad. As Principal Investigator, she has led a significant number of projects supported by federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has close to 350 publications including peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, books, and book chapters that cover a variety of topics related to aging and health, such as oral health, long-term care, dementia, and caregiving.
As a recognized world leader in gerontology, Dr. Wu has been invited to speak at and give keynote presentations at international and national conferences, and academic settings across the globe. She has served on a number of NIH review panels and currently is a member of the NIH Health Disparity and Equality Promotion Study Section. She is also a frequent grant reviewer for the Research Fund of Hong Kong Food and Health Bureau and Medical Research Council (United Kingdom). Furthermore, Dr. Wu is an Advisory Professor at Fudan University and a fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.
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