Health and Wellness in Aging Populations
The Health and Wellness in Aging Populations Transdisciplinary Core addresses problems of older and disabled adults “aging in place” within low-income senior housing apartment buildings and surrounding neighborhoods in urban Richmond, Virginia. Many of the issues impacting the health and welfare of this primarily African-American population are related to social determinants of health and health disparities.
Enhancing the daily social and health aspects of older adults
This core focuses on the development of an interprofessional education and collaborative care practice model providing enhanced care coordination, education, medication and chronic disease counseling within senior apartment buildings in Richmond.
Core leadership team
- Pamela Parsons, Ph.D., RN, GNP-BC
- Director of practice and community engagement, Judith B. Collins and Joseph M. Teefey distinguished professor, and associate professor, Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing
She is responsible for leading the overall team effort. She brings expertise in primary care, interprofessional team development and geriatrics to the work of the core.
- Alan Dow, M.D., M.S.H.A.
- Seymour and Ruth Perlin professor of internal medicine and health administration, School of Medicine, and assistant vice president of health sciences for interprofessional education and collaborative care
He is responsible for aligning the core’s interprofessional education and collaborative practice within the context of the university’s broader initiatives. He brings expertise in interprofessional education and primary care to the work of the core.
- Tracey Gendron, Ph.D.
- Assistant professor and director of community engagement and research, Department of Gerontology, School of Allied Health Professions
She is responsible for ensuring the application of gerontological principles in the core’s education and service-delivery activities. She brings expertise in gerontology, psychology, optimal aging and community-based programs to the work of the core.
- Meghan Gough, M.U.R.P., Ph.D.
- Associate professor and program chair, Urban and Regional Studies/Planning, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
She is responsible for ensuring the local and regional planning efforts for the urban community are integrated in core programs and activities. She brings expertise in urban planning, policy and advocacy to the work of the core.
- Kelechi Ogbonna, Pharm.D., CGP
- Assistant professor, geriatrics, and director of PGY-2 Geriatrics Residency Program, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy
He is responsible for residency integration, clinical operations and program development. He brings expertise in geriatrics, health administration and pharmacy practice to the work of the core.
- Patricia Slattum, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
- Vice chair for graduate studies, director of the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program, professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, School of Pharmacy
She is responsible for pipeline programs, faculty mentoring and community partnerships. She brings expertise in geriatrics, team science and pharmacy practice to the work of the core.
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