Journal of Geriatrics and Palliative Care

Editorial Board

Dr. Charles A. Cefalu
Dr. Charles A. Cefalu

is Program Director of the Louisiana State University Geriatric Medicine Fellowship; Chief of the Section of Geriatric Medicine, at LSU Health Sciences Center; and Co-Director of its Center on Aging, USA. He was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the American Geriatrics Society. He is the author of regional, national, and international publications on Geriatric Medicine.

Dr. Jean Triscott
Dr. Jean Triscott

is Director, Division of care of the Elderly and a Professor in the department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada. She was involved in the development of the Memory Clinic in 1988, a service which provides early assessment of memory problems, as well as being linked to ongoing research programs in Geriatric Giants, Cognition and Dementia.

Dr. Michael Wang
Dr. Michael Wang

is Director of Hospital Medicine at Keck Medical Center of USC, an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics, Hospitalist, Palliative Care and General Internal Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. His interests are management of frail older adults in the hospital setting, including delirium, prevention, and perioperative care.

Dr. Catherine Bree Johnston
Dr. Catherine Bree Johnston

is the Director of Palliative Care for the Peace Health System and for Peace Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington, USA. She continues to be a Professor of Clinical Medicine at UC San Francisco. She has written numerous articles, book chapters, and has spoken at numerous national conferences.

Dr. Hamid R. Okhravi
Dr. Hamid R. Okhravi

is the Director of the Memory Consultation Clinic at Eastern Virginia Medical School and also the director of driving simulator evaluation clinic and is actively involved in elderly drivers’ research with simulator studies, USA. His specific area of interest is the development of screening tools for older drivers.

Dr. Xin Qi Dong
Dr. Xin Qi Dong

is the Director of the Chinese Health, Aging and Policy Program and the Associate Director, Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, USA. He also serves as a Senior Policy & Research Advisor for AoA/ACL. His clinical interests are Elder abuse and self-neglect, Older adult health and Primary and preventive care, older adults.

Dr. Egidio Del Fabbro
Dr. Egidio Del Fabbro

is the Program Director of Palliative Care at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. He also serves as an Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care of the Department of Internal Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine. His clinical research is focused on therapeutic interventions for symptoms such as poor appetite and cancer-related fatigue.

Dr. Rehan Aziz
Dr. Rehan Aziz

is the Assistant Program Director for the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School Of Medicine, USA. His research interests include late-life depression, dementia, and hospice/palliative care.

Dr. Dong Shang
Dr. Dong Shang

is the Vice Chair of Surgery, Director of the Department of Biliary-Pancreatic Center at the First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, China. His clinical work focuses on hepatopancreatobiliary surgery and laparoscopic surgery in elderly patients. His research interests include acute pancreatitis, cholelithiasis, surgical sepsis and medical education in surgery.

Dr. Zacharenia Androulaki
Dr. Zacharenia Androulaki

is currently acting as the chief of the Department of Nursing, School of Health and Welfare, Technological Institute of Crete, Greece. Her research is concerned primarily with the study of nursing and chronic diseases/ long term care especially outside hospitals and the outcome of nursing contributions for patients, staff and services.

Dr. Rob MH Schaub
Dr. Rob MH Schaub

is professor in Oral Health care in University Medical Center in Groningen, Netherlands. His main clinical interests were oral health care for drug addicts and dependent elderly. He is involved in teaching and research in the area of geriatric dentistry and trained geriatric dentists. Since his retirement he runs a practice for geriatric dentistry at home.

Dr. Tamas Fulop
Dr. Tamas Fulop

is Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics, and Senior Researcher at University of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada. He currently serves as Vice-President of the Société Québecoise de Gériatrie. His research is directed to the elucidation of the signal transduction changes in immune cells with specific focus on lipid rafts. His clinical interests are in frailty and end of life care.

Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti
Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti

is the Saunders Family Chair and Professor of Neurology and Chair of Brain Institute Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. His research interests on lifestyle factors and metabolic co-morbidities influencing clinical dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have made him a pioneer in this field.

Dr. Aubrey Knight
Dr. Aubrey Knight

is Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, USA. Dr. Knight is a member of the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine as well as the American Geriatrics Society. His research interests include medical education, transitions of care, and palliative approaches to care.

Dr. Virginia E. Richardson
Dr. Virginia E. Richardson

is a Professor in clinical practice and research at The Ohio State University, USA. She has served as the Director of Aging Research for the Ohio State University’ President of the AGE-SW. She also served as the editor of the Columbia University Press Series on End-of-Life Care for several years. Her research interests are gerontology and mental health; widowhood and bereavement.

Dr. Yiru Guo
Dr. Yiru Guo

is a Professor, Division of Cardiology, University of Louisville, USA. His research focuses on elucidating the mechanisms of ischemic- pharmacologic- and exercise-induced preconditioning by using ischemia/reperfusion model in genetically engineered animals, protection of ischemic myocardium by using gene and/or cell therapy and elucidating adaptations to ischemia/reperfusion injury in aging heart.

Dr. Arvind Modawal
Dr. Arvind Modawal

is a board certified Geriatrician, a Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician and Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ohio. His research interests are falls, dementia care, geriatric assessments and palliative care.

Dr. Kye Y. Kim
Dr. Kye Y. Kim

is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and a geriatric psychiatrist at Carilion Center for Healthy Aging, USA. He co-chaired the Veterans Health Administrations’ dementia care coordination work group. His work focuses on dementia care coordination, neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia, and grief and grief counseling in older adults.

Dr. Beverly Lyons
Dr. Beverly Lyons

a tenured Professor of the MPA and the Advanced Certificate in Gerontology Administration Programs at LIU-Brooklyn, New York. She has worked in acute, long-term care, hospice and home health care programs. Her research interests include health inequalities and barriers to advanced health care planning among Black older adults.

Dr. Maureen P. Cardoza
Dr. Maureen P. Cardoza

possesses decades of clinical and nursing education experience and is currently a nursing Professor at the New York Institute of Technology, New York. She is a national and international speaker at nursing and educational conferences and is a recipient of numerous grants that include Gerontology nursing, human simulation, nursing curriculum design and nursing education strategies.

Dr. Faisal Abdul Latif AlNasir
Dr. Faisal Abdul Latif AlNasir

is a Professor & Chairperson of Family & Community Medicine Department in Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain. He is also serving as President for Scientific Council for Family and Community Medicine, Arab Board for Medical Specialties. His research interests include elderly care, infant feeding, hereditary blood diseases, medical education and history of medicine.

Dr. Susan M. Neville
Dr. Susan M. Neville

is Professor and Chair at Department of Nursing in New York Institute of Technology, New York. She is an experienced Educator, Administrator and Research Practitioner and Faculty Associate at NYIT’s Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics. Her research interests involve Gerontology, Breast Cancer, Culture, Undeserved Populations, Educational best Practices and Emergency Preparedness.

Dr. Andrew Neal Dentino
Dr. Andrew Neal Dentino

is a Professor and Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Of Oklahoma HSC College Of Medicine, USA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Geriatrics Society, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Naushira Pandya
Dr. Naushira Pandya

is Professor and Chair of the Geriatrics Department at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Project Director of the federally funded Geriatrics Education Center, USA. She is a recognized authority and a speaker in the area of management of diabetes and her research interests include anemia, pituitary dysfunction, and frailty.

Dr. M Jane Mohler
Dr. M Jane Mohler

tenured Professor of Medicine in the University of Arizona Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine, USA. She is also serving as Associate Director of the Arizona Center on Aging, in addition to her work in aging research in frailty and other geriatric syndromes including MCI and dementia, sarcopenia and body-worn sensors.

Dr. Nancy P Kropf
Dr. Nancy P Kropf

is Professor School of Social Work, in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, USA. Her area of research is late life care giving relationships, with the focus specifically on older adults as care providers. She was the President of the Association of Gerontology Education – Social Work.

Dr. Raymond L. Yung
Dr. Raymond L. Yung

is Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, University of Michigan; Director, UM Institute of Gerontology; Co-Director, UM Geriatrics Center; Associate Director/Research, VA Ann Arbor Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Care Center, USA. His interests include Geriatric Rheumatology, Inflammation and Obesity in Aging, and early-life nutrition influence on late-life disease development.

Dr. Kathleen Potempa
Dr. Kathleen Potempa

is the dean and professor at the University of Michigan, School of Nursing and has held this position since 2006, USA. Her research program has focused on fatigue, exercise, and cardiovascular fitness in physically impaired populations for which she has received funding support from the US National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Edward Strivens
Dr. Edward Strivens

is a Clinical Director for Older Person Health Services, Cairns, Australia. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at James Cook University and Co-Chair of Queensland Health’s Statewide Dementia Clinical Network. His clinical and research interests include Dementia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and Models of Service Delivery, including Telegeriatrics.

Dr. Craig S. Atwood
Dr. Craig S. Atwood

is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Research Scientist at the Madison VA GRECC. He is Research Director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute and Wisconsin Comprehensive Memory Program. His research interests are based on the Reproductive-Cell Cycle Theory of Aging that links reproductive hormone signaling to cell cycle dynamics.

Dr. Diane Chau
Dr. Diane Chau

is Program Director of the Geriatric Medicine fellowship at UCSD; an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Diego, USA. She has been involved nationally serving on committees of many organizations including the American Geriatrics Society. She is an Albert Schweitzer Fellows for Life, recognition of her dedication to community service of vulnerable populations.

Dr. Seki A. Balogun
Dr. Seki A. Balogun

is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine/Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia Health System, USA. She is a Director of the Geriatric Fellowship Program and Medical Director of two community long term care facilities. Her research interests include development of model inter professional geriatric education programs and geriatric nephrology.

Dr. May J. Reed
Dr. May J. Reed

is an Associate Professor at University of Washington School of Medicine. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. She is an Acting Section Head at Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington, School of Medicine, and Medical Director at Harborview Senior Care Clinic. Her research interests are wound repair, tissue repair in aging.

Dr. Huai Yong Cheng
Dr. Huai Yong Cheng

is an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Virginia and an academic clinician, USA. He also had training and experience in clinical research in geriatrics and palliative care. His interests are to integrate geriatrics and palliative care principles to provide holistic care and to make best decision for frail elderly patients with multiple co-existing life-limited or life threaten conditions.

Dr. Raza Haque
Dr. Raza Haque

is an Associate Professor of geriatric medicine in the department of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine at Michigan State University, USA. I have had the honor of actively serving on state medical society committee on aging for the last 5 years and have been serving the clinical care committee AMDA. His area of expertise has been Polypharmacy in elders.

Dr. Linda G Jones
Dr. Linda G Jones

is an Associate Professor in Medicine at the Division of Gerontology, Geriatric and Palliative Care Medicine University of Alabama and a Nurse Practitioner at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, USA. Her research interests are in chronic heart failure in the older adult with a particular emphasis on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, and in delirium and dementing illnesses.

Dr. Dalia kamel
Dr. Dalia kamel

is an Associate Professor of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt. She serves for Physical Therapy Syndicate, Egyptian Association of Physical Therapy & Medical Rehabilitation. The Mediterranean Society of Pelvic Floor Disorders. Her Reserch interest is mainly to focus on Women’s Health.

Dr. Sayed Tantawy
Dr. Sayed Tantawy

is an Associate Professor of Physiotherapy in College of Medical Health& Science at Ahlia University, Bahrain& Cairo University, Bahrain. He is also serving as Secretary General of Egyptian Association of Physical Therapy & Medical Rehabilitation and he is member of The Mediterranean Society of Pelvic Floor Disorders and Egyptian Physical Therapy Syndicate.

Dr. Samara Levine
Dr. Samara Levine

is an Associate Researcher in the Neurology Department of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. She is primarily interested traumatic brain injury and exploring mechanisms of neurodegeneration. Her work is focused on the development of novel therapeutics for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and other tauopathies.

Dr. Nancy J. Stiles
Dr. Nancy J. Stiles

is an Associate Professor of Medicine at University Of Kentucky Medical Center, USA. She is the supervisor for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents at the University of Kentucky and Resident Director of Rheumatology, Geriatrics Didactic Course for Residents.

Dr. Karis Cheng
Dr. Karis Cheng

is an Associate Professor and Acting Head of the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at the National University of Singapore in Singapore. She is an Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Hull in UK. Her research interests include symptom epidemiology and management, and supportive/transitional cancer care of adults and older adults.

Dr. Morgan Carlson
Dr. Morgan Carlson

is a Research Investigator at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, where he leads investigative efforts on the biology of cellular senescence and the development of therapeutics for different disease indications where senescence is implicated. Earlier he was an Assistant Professor in the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Dr. Akhila Reddy
Dr. Akhila Reddy

is an Assistant Professor in the department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas and Assistant Director of M.D. Anderson’s Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program, USA. Her research interests include opioids, opioid induced neurotoxicity and pain management in cancer patients.

Dr. Seth Politano
Dr. Seth Politano

is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics, Hospitalist, Palliative Care and General Internal Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, USA. He also serves as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency. My clinical interests include care of the indigent patient, as well as diagnostic dilemmas.

Dr. Ozioma C. Okonkwo
Dr. Ozioma C. Okonkwo

is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. His research is focused on elucidating the link between incipient Alzheimer-related brain changes and the subsequent emergence of clinical symptoms; and in clarifying how this relationship is modulated by candidate factors such as cognitive/physical activity and genetic vulnerability.

Dr. Grier Stewart
Dr. Grier Stewart

is an Assistant Professor and clinic director in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama and University Medical Center, USA. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Medical Directors Association and is dedicated to the education of medical students, residents and others in geriatrics and long-term care.

Dr. Danforn Lim
Dr. Danforn Lim

is a Conjoint Clinical Academician at the South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales Australia, Australia. Clinically he works in both areas of Palliative Medicine and Family Medicine. His research interests include medical education in palliative care, advanced care planning, end of life care decision making process.

Dr. Archbald
Dr. Archbald

has a primary appointment in the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care and a secondary appointment in Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health at University of Virginia, Department of Medicine, USA. She has researched gastrointestinal infections, intestinal inflammation, inflammatory biomarkers in the elderly, and Clostridium difficile infection.

Dr. Carlos Rojas-Fernandez
Dr. Carlos Rojas-Fernandez

is serving as Schlegel Research Chair in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy and as an Assistant Professor at School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo & School of Public Health and Health Systems, Canada. He is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine in McMaster University.

Dr. Nancy Duphily
Dr. Nancy Duphily

is an accomplished nursing educator and clinical practitioner, having taught and worked in various clinical and educational settings for over 25 years. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Nursing at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. She is the author of numerous journal articles and professional presentations on various topics in Nursing Education.

Dr. Quincy Samus
Dr. Quincy Samus

an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, USA. She is an applied gerontologist, trained in epidemiology and health service research. Her research focuses on the care and delivery of health services to older adults and families affected by mental health conditions, primarily dementia, living in community and residential care settings.

Dr. Areti Stavropoulou
Dr. Areti Stavropoulou

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing, Technological Educational Institute of Crete. Recent activities focus on evidence-based practice, curriculum development, teaching strategies in nursing, nursing management and leadership. She is a member of the Board of Directors in the Hellenic Society of Nursing Research and Education.

Dr. Wang Wenru
Dr. Wang Wenru

has over twenty years of professional experiences in clinical nursing and university teaching, Singapore. She is now an Assistant Professor at Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS). Her major research interests include chorionic disease management, cardiovascular nursing and psychometric measurement.

Dr. de Frias
Dr. de Frias

is an Assistant Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, USA. Her clinical research interests include identifying neurocognitive vulnerabilities in Parkinson’s Disease patients with incipient dementia, as well as the benefits of mindfulness to improve quality of life.

Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida
Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida

is an Assistant Professor, University of Florida Institute on Aging, Departments of Aging & Geriatric Research, affiliated with the Cognitive Aging & Memory-Clinical Translational Research Program and the Pain Research & Intervention Center of Excellence, USA. Her research interests include understanding the mechanisms involved in age-related pain perception and modulation in humans.

Dr. Tish Gill
Dr. Tish Gill

is Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Nursing Education at Temple University, USA. Tish has been a nurse for 30 years with the clinical specialty of adult / geriatrics. Throughout her nursing career she has had a variety of professional experiences including acute care, post acute care, home care, corporate, nonprofit, and education.

Dr. Demetra Antimisiaris
Dr. Demetra Antimisiaris

is an Associate Professor, Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville, USA. Her interests center on clinician-patient decision making regarding medication use in geriatric and palliative care patients, as well as interdisciplinary perspectives on medication use in elders.

Dr. Peter Mills
Dr. Peter Mills

is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Rehabilitation Science and the Centre for Musculoskeletal Research at Griffith University, Australia. His research focuses on the identification of biomechanical and musculoskeletal risk factors for falls in older adults and the development and assessment of fall prevention programs.

Dr. Michelle Lai
Dr. Michelle Lai

is a Lecturer in Medical Education at Monash University, Australia and a Consultant Geriatrician, Australia. She leads GEM teams and provides care in Memory and Falls Clinics. Her research interests include geriatric epidemiology, health service research, fracture prevention, medication management and education intervention in medical students.

Dr. Christos Kleisiaris
Dr. Christos Kleisiaris

is serving as lecturer at the Faculty of Nursing at the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, teaching the lessons approaching the primary health care such as: Community nursing, Health promotion – education and Mental health nursing, Greece. His research activities focus on the elderly population especially in the end of life.

Dr. Michael Rovithis
Dr. Michael Rovithis

is a full time Lecturer in Nursing, and an elected president of Nurse’s Council in the region of Crete, Greece. He is a national speaker at nursing and educational conferences. Recent activities focus on evidence-based practice, medical and surgical nursing, nursing management and leadership and the running of a voluntary community service of vulnerable populations.

Dr. Kathrin Boerner
Dr. Kathrin Boerner

is a Senior Research Scientist at Jewish Home Lifecare and Associate Professor in the Department of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, at Icahn School of Medicine, New York. Her research expertise is in adult development and aging, with a focus on coping with chronic illness, end-of-life, and bereavement.

Dr. Thomas Reske
Dr. Thomas Reske

is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in Division of Hematology Oncology and Geriatric Medicine at Louisiana State University, USA. He is a board member of Louisiana Geriatrics Society. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. His research interest is cancer in the older adults.

Dr. James G. O’Brien
Dr. James G. O’Brien

is a Professor and the Margaret Dorward Smock Endowed Chair in Geriatrics, and Chairman of the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine, University of Louisville, USA. He is a AOA member, Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the American Geriatrics Society. His primary research interests are the study of self-neglect in old age, delirium and poly-pharmacy.

Dr. Taina Rantanen
Dr. Taina Rantanen

is Professor of Gerontology and Public Health in 2005 at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. She is internationally well connected and has extensive experience in research leadership and training of young researchers. Her research interests include multidisciplinary aspects of disability, mobility and physical activity of older people.