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Board of Directors of The Aging Institute

Our board of directors is comprised of leaders from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh. Our members work to develop and enhance academic courses and programs in geriatrics, gerontology, and health services.  The Board identifies new research opportunities and suggests ways to enhance access to UPMC and community health care services for older adults.

Board of Directors Members

Robert Arnold, MD
Medical Director, UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute
Director, Institute for Doctor-Patient Communication
Chief, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics
Leo H. Criep Chair in Patient Care
Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh​
Deborah S. Brodine, MHA, MBA
President, UPMC Community Provider Services​
Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
Associate Dean for Research, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Vice President for Education and Research, Centers for Rehabilitation Services​
Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacobs, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh
Professor, Nursing, Epidemiology, Psychology and Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh​
Rafael Engel, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor
Coordinator, Gerontology Certificate Program
Principal Investigator, John A. Hartford Practicum Partnership Program, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh​
Lawrence Frolik, JD, LLM
Professor of Law, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh​
Diane Holder
Executive Vice President, UPMC
President, Insurance Services Division
President and CEO, UPMC Health Plan​
Susan L. Greenspan, MD
Associate Director, Research, Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services, and the University of Pittsburgh
Director, Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center
Director, Bone Health, Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC
Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh​
Professor in Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Taafoi S. Kamara, MPH
Administrative Director, Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh​
A. Everette James, JD, MBA
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Policy and Planning, Health Sciences
Executive Director, Health Policy Institute​
Judith R. Lave, PhD
Director of the Health Administration Program
Professor, Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh​
Carrie Leana, PhD
George H. Love Professor of Organizations and Management
Professor of Business Administration, Medicine, and Public & International Affairs
Director, Center for Health and Care Work, University of Pittsburgh​
John Lovelace, MS, MSIS
President, UPMC for You, Inc.
President, Government Programs and Individual Advantage
Tami Minnier, RN, MSN, FACHE
Chief Quality Officer, UPMC
Executive Director, Beckwith Institute for Innovation in Patient Care
Rick Morycz, PhD
Associate Professor, Geriatric Services, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh​
Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Director, Center for Aging and Population Health
Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh​
Neil M. Resnick, MD
Associate Director, Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services, and the University of Pittsburgh
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Thomas P. Detre Professor of Medicine
Director, John A. Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh​
Charles F. Reynolds III, MD
Director, Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and University of Pittsburgh
UPMC Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry
Director, NIMH Center of Excellence in Late-Life Depression Prevention and Treatment
Director, John A. Hartford Foundation Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh​
Edmund M. Ricci, PhD, MLitt
Associate Director, Evaluation Sciences, Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh
Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh​
Loren Roth, MD, MPH
Associate Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Policy and Planning, Health Sciences University of Pittsburgh
Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Former Chief Medical Officer, UPMC
Mary Ann Sander, MHA, MBA, NHA
Vice President, Aging and Disability Services, UPMC Community Provider Services​
Richard Schulz, PhD
Associate Director, Education, Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh
Director of the University Center for Urban and Social Research
Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh​
Joshua Thorpe, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh
Faculty Member, Health Equity Research and Promotion, Department of Veterans Affairs​
Bennett Van Houten, PhD
Associate Director, Basic Science Research, Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services, and the University of Pittsburgh
Richard M. Cyert Professor of Molecular Oncology, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Graduate Faculty in Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology (MBSB)
 at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University
Co-Leader, Program of Molecular and Cellular Cancer Biology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute​
Dean Walters, MBA
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, UPMC​
Robert Weyant, DMD, DrPH
Associate Dean, Dental Public Health and Community Outreach, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh​




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