Resources at Hebrew SeniorLife


Hebrew SeniorLife Experts

Professionals at Hebrew SeniorLife have vast experience in the fields of geriatrics and gerontology.

Click on a specialty below to see a listing and brief bios of appropriate experts.

Specialties   

Adult Day Health

Suzie Kaytis
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Director of Adult Day Health
617-363-8515 kaytis@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Adult day health programs
  • Cultural/linguistic issues with Russian-speaking seniors

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Aging Brain

Tamara G. Fong,  M.D., Ph.D.
Institute for Aging Research: Associate Scientist
Harvard Medical School: Instructor in Neurology
617-971-5391 TamaraFong@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Pathophysiology of delirium, dementia and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neurotransmitter systems in normal aging and disease

Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H.
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Staff Geriatrician
Institute for Aging Research: Senior Scientist
Director - Aging Brain Center
Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair in Alzheimer's Disease
Harvard Medical School: Professor of Medicine
617-971-5390 SharonInouye@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Geriatrics
  • Aging brain
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Inter-relationship of delirium and dementia
  • Long-term outcomes of delirium

Ruth Kandel, M.D.
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Staff Geriatrician
Chair - Infection Control Committee
Harvard Medical School: Assistant Professor of Medicine
617-363-8276 kandel@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Geriatrics
  • Memory loss
  • Dementing disorders
  • Cognitive changes in aging
  • Infection control

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Alzheimer's Disease

Ruth Kandel, M.D.
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Staff Geriatrician
Chair - Infection Control Committee
Harvard Medical School: Assistant Professor of Medicine
617-363-8276 kandel@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Geriatrics
  • Memory loss
  • Dementing disorders
  • Cognitive changes in aging
  • Infection control

Susan Mitchell, M.D.
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Staff Geriatrician
Institute for Aging Research: Senior Scientist
Director - Palliative Care Research Program for  Older Adults
Harvard Medical School: Associate Professor of Medicine
617-971-5326 smitchell@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Geriatrics
  • Tube feeding in severe cognitive impairment
  • Advanced dementia
  • Palliative care
  • Quality of care in nursing homes

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Assessment, Needs and Quality of Nursing Homes

Lewis A. Lipsitz, M.D.
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Staff Geriatrician
Vice President for Academic Medicine
Institute for Aging Research: Director
Senior Scientist
Irving and Edyth S. Usen and Family Chair in Medical  Research
Harvard Medical School: Professor of Medicine
617-971-5318 lipsitz@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Geriatrics 
  • Autonomic dysfunction
  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Fainting and falls
  • Quality of care in nursing homes

Susan L. Mitchell, M.D., M.P.H.
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Staff Geriatrician
Institute for Aging Research: Senior Scientist
Director - Palliative Care Research Program for  Older Adults
Harvard Medical School: Associate Professor of Medicine
617-971-5326 smitchell@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Geriatrics
  • Tube feeding in severe cognitive impairment
  • Advanced dementia
  • Palliative care
  • Quality of care in nursing homes

John N. Morris, Ph.D.
Institute for Aging Research:  Senior Scientist 
Alfred A. and Gilda Slifka Chair in Social Gerontological  Research
617-971-5301 jnm@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Assessment, needs and quality of nursing homes
  • Health-care policy
  • Long-term care regulations
  • Social gerontology
  • Minimum Data Set

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Bilingual Issues of Aging (Russian Speaking Seniors)

Regina Dain
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Supervisor of Creative Arts Therapy
617-363-8389 dain@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Behavioral music therapy
  • Creative arts therapy
  • Bilingual (Russian/English) issues in aging
  • Culturally competent care

Alexandra Dashevskaya
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Manager - Bilingual Services Program
617-363-8425 dashevskaya@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Bilingual (Russian/English) issues in aging
  • Culturally competent care

Victoria Gorodetsky, N.P.
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Nurse Practitioner
617-363-8376 VictoriaGorodetsky@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Palliative care
  • Disease prevention
  • Alternative treatment
  • Bilingual (Russian/English) services

Suzie Kaytis
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Director of Adult Day Health
617-363-8515 kaytis@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Adult day health programs
  • Cultural/linguistic issues with Russian-speaking seniors

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Cardiovascular Disease

Peggy Gagnon, R.N., B.S.N.
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Project Director - MOBILIZE Boston Study
Institute for Aging Research: Clinical Studies Manager
617-971-5303 gagnon@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Geriatric and acute care nursing
  • Geriatric clinical research
  • Healthy aging
  • Falls
  • High/low blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular/cerebrovascular changes with aging

Lewis A. Lipsitz, M.D.
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Staff Geriatrician
Vice President for Academic Medicine
Institute for Aging Research: Director
Senior Scientist
Irving and Edyth S. Usen and Family Chair in Medical Research
Harvard Medical School: Professor of Medicine
617-971-5318 lipsitz@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Geriatrics 
  • Autonomic dysfunction
  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Fainting and falls
  • Quality of care in nursing homes

Farzaneh A. Sorond, M.D., Ph.D.
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Consulting Neurologist
Institute for Aging Research: Assistant Scientist
Harvard Medical School: Assistant Professor of Neurology
617-971-5328 sorond@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cerebrovascular circulation
  • Cerebral blood pressure regulation in health and disease
  • Blood pressure
  • Stroke

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Chronic Disease Management

Robert J. Schreiber, M.D.
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Physician-in-Chief
Harvard Medical School: Instructor in Medicine
617-363-8590 rschreiber@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Geriatrics
  • Post-acute care
  • Chronic disease self-management
  • Management of senior care practices
  • Wellness for seniors
  • Transitions of care

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Expressive Therapies 

Regina Dain
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Supervisor of Expressive Therapies
617-363-8389 dain@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Behavioral music therapy
  • Creative arts therapy
  • Bilingual (Russian/English) issues in aging
  • Culturally competent care

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Culturally Competent Care

Regina Dain
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Supervisor of Creative Arts Therapy
617-363-8389 dain@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Behavioral music therapy
  • Creative arts therapy
  • Bilingual (Russian/English) issues in aging
  • Culturally competent care

Alexandra Dashevskaya
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Manager - Bilingual Services Program
617-363-8425 dashevskaya@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Bilingual (Russian/English) issues in aging
  • Culturally competent care

Marcie Freeman
Institute for Aging Research: Director of Outreach and Recruitment
617-971-5315 freeman@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Interpreting research findings to the lay public
  • Elder health topics
  • Participating in research
  • Effective outreach to multicultural populations
  • Recruitment and retention of older research participants
  • Building community partnerships to serve diverse populations

Suzie Kaytis
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Director of Adult Day Health
617-363-8515 kaytis@hsl.harvard.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • Adult day health programs
  • Cultural/linguistic issues with Russian-speaking seniors

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Depression

Rich Jones, Sc.D.
Specialties: Aging Brain, Assessment, Needs and Quality of Nursing Homes, Depression, Memory
Rich Jones, Sc.D., Investigator at Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research, earned his Doctor of Science degree at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. His academic training is in the epidemiology of mental health and mental disorders. Dr. Jones has published articles in peer-reviewed journals on depression, cognitive functioning and active life expectancy.

Eran Metzger, M.D.
Specialties: Depression, End of Life Issues, Making Medical Decisions for Frail Seniors
Eran Metzger, M.D., a Staff Psychiatrist at Hebrew SeniorLife and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, earned his MD from Pennsylvania State University. His major academic interests include psychobiology of eating disorders across the lifespan, psychopharmacology in medically ill patients and medical decision-making and the elderly. Dr. Metzger has been interviewed for articles on depression for the New York Times and Contemporary Long Term Care.

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End of Life Issues

Hali Diecidue
Specialties: End of Life Issues, Spirituality
Hali Diecidue has worked at Hebrew SeniorLife as Chaplain for more than five years. She earned her Bachelor and Masters degrees from Boston University in linguistics and deaf education and is currently enrolled in the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She works with residents at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center to help them grow spiritually and find dignity and fulfillment during their final years in long-term care. She was recently profiled in the Boston Globe Magazine's "The Interview."

Eran Metzger, M.D.
Specialties: Depression, End of Life Issues, Making Medical Decisions for Frail Seniors
Eran Metzger, M.D., a Staff Psychiatrist at Hebrew SeniorLife and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, earned his MD from Pennsylvania State University. His major academic interests include psychobiology of eating disorders across the lifespan, psychopharmacology in medically ill patients and medical decision-making and the elderly. Dr. Metzger has been interviewed for articles on depression for the New York Times and Contemporary Long Term Care.

Susan Mitchell, M.D.
Specialties: Alzheimer's Disease, End of Life Issues, Geriatric Training, Making Medical Decisions for Frail Seniors, Palliative Care
Susan Mitchell, M.D., is a board certified geriatrician in the United States and Canada. She received her MD from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research interests include geriatric health services, end-of-life care and clinical decision-making in the frail elderly.

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Exercise Programs for Seniors

Evelyn O'Neill
Specialties: Exercise Physiology, Exercise Programs for Seniors, Exercise Research
Evelyn O'Neil is the manager of fitness at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. She has co-authored many published articles in this field, and is considered an expert in strength training and exercise for seniors.
With a BS in Recreation Education and 26 years of long-term care experience with frail seniors, she has been the lead interventionist on all of the landmark exercise trials carried out by researchers in the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Fit for Your Life Foundation, she has traveled throughout the USA, Canada, Japan, and Germany to conduct seminars on the implementation of the Fit for Your Life program.
Ms. O'Neill is often interviewed as an expert on exercise for seniors by both print and broadcast journalists.

Lewis Lipsitz, M.D.
Specialties: Cardiovascular Research, Exercise Programs for Seniors, Frailty, Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Training, Healthcare Policy, Syncope (fainting) & Falls, Technology in Senior Care
Lewis Lipsitz, M.D., is Vice President for Academic Medicine and the Irving and Edyth S. Usen Director of Medical Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Gerontology Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lipsitz is also a clinical investigator with over 18 years of research experience in gerontology. He strongly believes that frailty is not an inevitable part of aging. Dr. Lipsitz is frequently interviewed as an expert in geriatrics and aging research by broadcast and print journalists.

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Eye Diseases

 

Mark Kuperwaser, M.D.
Specialties: Eye Diseases
Dr. Kuperwaser is Director of the Sloane Eye Clinic and has written brief abstracts and given numerous lectures to professionals, students and the general public on Eye Disease in Aging and Preventative Care. He has also appeared on television and radio discussing eye diseases.

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Family Caregiving

Frailty

Douglas Kiel, M.D.
Specialties: Frailty, Musculoskeletal Research, Osteoporosis, Syncope (fainting) and Falls
Douglas Kiel, M.D., Director of Medical Research at Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, received his MD from University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Kiel's research focuses on prevention of osteoporotic fractures and musculoskeletal decline. As principal investigator of the Framingham Osteoporosis Study, and co-investigator on several other NIH grants, he has published extensively on falls, osteoporosis and related fractures. Dr. Kiel is Chair of the Research Committee of the American Geriatrics Society. He was featured in a Massachusetts Hospital News article on osteoporosis.

Lewis Lipsitz, M.D.
Specialties: Cardiovascular Research, Exercise Programs for Seniors, Frailty, Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Training, Healthcare Policy, Syncope (fainting) & Falls, Technology in Senior Care
Lewis Lipsitz, M.D., is Vice President for Academic Medicine and the Irving and Edyth S. Usen Director of Medical Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Gerontology Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lipsitz is also a clinical investigator with over 18 years of research experience in gerontology. He strongly believes that frailty is not an inevitable part of aging. Dr. Lipsitz is frequently interviewed as an expert in geriatrics and aging research by broadcast and print journalists.

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Geriatric Dental Medicine

Joseph M. Calabrese, D.M.D.
Specialties: Geriatric Dental Medicine
Dr. Calabrese is Director of Dental Medicine at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. He is an expert in dental treatment planning for older adults, which requires a specialized understanding of how the burden of intervention and the patient's goals for care help shape decisions. Dr. Calabrese received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree form Boston University School of Dental Medicine, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study. He also completed a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Bureau of Health Professions Faculty Training Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine. He holds faculty appointments at Boston University School of Dental Medicine and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

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Geriatric Medicine

Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H.
Specialties: Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Training
Dr. Inouye is Director of the Aging Brain Center at Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research. She is nationally recognized for her groundbreaking research on delirium and functional decline in hospitalized seniors, which has resulted in over 100 published articles and reviews. She holds The Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair in Alzheimer's Disease at Hebrew SeniorLife and is a member of the faculty of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Gerontology Division and Harvard Medical School.

Ruth Kandel, M.D.
Specialties: Aging Brain, Alzheimer's Disease, Geriatric Medicine, Infection Control, Memory
Ruth Kandel, M.D., is a geriatrician at Hebrew SeniorLife and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She earned her MD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Kandel has been involved in several research projects on dementia and Alzheimer's Disease and directs the Memory Disorders Clinic at the Center.

Lewis Lipsitz, M.D.
Specialties: Cardiovascular Research, Exercise Programs for Seniors, Frailty, Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Training, Healthcare Policy, Syncope (fainting) & Falls, Technology in Senior Care
Lewis Lipsitz, M.D., is Vice President for Academic Medicine and the Irving and Edyth S. Usen Director of Medical Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Gerontology Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lipsitz is also a clinical investigator with over 18 years of research experience in gerontology. He strongly believes that frailty is not an inevitable part of aging. Dr. Lipsitz is frequently interviewed as an expert in geriatrics and aging research by broadcast and print journalists.

Robert Schreiber, M.D.
Specialties: Chronic Disease Management, Geriatric Medicine
Dr. Schreiber is physician-in-chief for Hebrew SeniorLife and oversees medical care throughout the system. Before joining Hebrew SeniorLife, he served as chairman of Geriatrics at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He has also held leadership positions at several Boston area long-term care facilities. Board certified in internal medicine and certified in geriatric medicine, he is an assistant clinical professor at Tufts Medical School and is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Schreiber received his medical degree at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia and he did his internship and residency at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut.

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Geriatric Training

Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H.
Specialties: Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Training
Dr. Inouye is Director of the Aging Brain Center at Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research. She is nationally recognized for her groundbreaking research on delirium and functional decline in hospitalized seniors, which has resulted in over 100 published articles and reviews. She holds The Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair in Alzheimer's Disease at Hebrew SeniorLife and is a member of the faculty of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Gerontology Division and Harvard Medical School.

Lewis Lipsitz, M.D.
Specialties: Cardiovascular Research, Exercise Programs for Seniors, Frailty, Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Training, Healthcare Policy, Syncope (fainting) & Falls, Technology in Senior Care
Lewis Lipsitz, M.D., is Vice President for Academic Medicine and the Irving and Edyth S. Usen Director of Medical Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Gerontology Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lipsitz is also a clinical investigator with over 18 years of research experience in gerontology. He strongly believes that frailty is not an inevitable part of aging. Dr. Lipsitz is frequently interviewed as an expert in geriatrics and aging research by broadcast and print journalists.

Susan Mitchell, M.D.
Specialties: Alzheimer's Disease, End of Life Issues, Geriatric Training, Making Medical Decisions for Frail Seniors, Palliative Care
Susan Mitchell, M.D., is a board certified geriatrician in the United States and Canada. She received her M.D. from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research interests include geriatric health services, end-of-life care and clinical decision-making in the frail seniors. She serves as associate director of the Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine for Harvard Medical School and mentors second year fellows who wish to pursue research in addition to their clinical training. Susan Mitchell has been interviewed on numerous occasions by reporters from The New York Times, Boston Globe, Associated Press, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal in connection with her research on use of feeding tubes and end-of-life care.

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Health Information Technology

Fran Hinckley
Specialties: Health Information Technology
Mr. Hinckley is Chief Information Officer for Hebrew SeniorLife. In his short tenure at Hebrew SeniorLife he has transformed Hebrew Rehabilitation Center into one of the most wired chronic care hospitals. He has more than 23 years of experience in technology management. He has served as chief information officer at Neighborhood Health Plan, a Massachusetts health maintenance organization, and with Mariner Health Care and Capella Senior Living, both long-term care organizations. Most recently, he worked for Electronic Data Systems, Inc., where he was responsible for designing a solution to replace the Medicaid management information system for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Healthcare Policy

Lewis Lipsitz, M.D.
Specialties: Cardiovascular Research, Exercise Programs for Seniors, Frailty, Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Training, Healthcare Policy, Syncope (fainting) & Falls, Technology in Senior Care
Lewis Lipsitz, M.D., is Vice President for Academic Medicine and the Irving and Edyth S. Usen Director of Medical Research at Hebrew SeniorLife, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Gerontology Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lipsitz is also a clinical investigator with over 18 years of research experience in gerontology. He strongly believes that frailty is not an inevitable part of aging. Dr. Lipsitz is frequently interviewed as an expert in geriatrics and aging research by broadcast and print journalists.

John Morris, Ph.D.
Specialties: Assessment, Needs and Quality of Nursing Homes, Healthcare Policy, Long-term Care Regulations, Social Gerontology
John N. Morris, Ph.D., is Co-Director of Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research and is the Alfred A. and Gilda Slifka Chair in Social Gerontological Research. He earned his PhD and MSW from the Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare at Brandeis University. He has served as principal investigator on countless social research studies throughout his 30+ year career, and led the task force that developed the congressionally-mandated Minimum Data Set (MDS) tool used to assess the physical, nutritional and psychological status of every nursing home resident in the country. Dr. Morris has been interviewed by both print and broadcast media.

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Hearing Problems

Leesa Burke
Specialties: Hearing Problems
Audiologist Leesa Burke, MA, FAAA, is a Fellow in the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the Massachusetts Speech, Language and Hearing Association. Her special areas of interest include rehabilitative audiology, assistive listening devices and counseling for the hearing impaired and their families. Ms. Burke has been featured in the Boston Globe's Senior Set on hearing loss.

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Housing

Len Fishman
Specialties: End of Life Issues, Family Caregiving, Frailty, Healthcare Policy, Housing, Long-Term Care Regulations, Making Medical Decisions for Frail Seniors, Models of Care, Palliative Care
Len Fishman became President and CEO of Hebrew SeniorLife in November, 2000. He is trained as an attorney and, early in his career, served as General Counsel for the New Jersey Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging. Mr. Fishman also served in the Cabinet of then New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman as Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, and, most recently, was President of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. He has been quoted and featured in numerous print and broadcast media.

Dorothy Kelly Gay, R.N.
Specialties: Housing
Dorothy Kelly Gay is director of senior housing at Hebrew SeniorLife. She oversees the Center's three senior housing sites - Center Communities of Brookline, Simon C. Fireman Community in Randolph and Jack Satter House in Revere. In addition, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Center Communities of Brookline. Before joining Hebrew SeniorLife as director of housing in 2004, Ms. Kelly Gay served three consecutive terms as Mayor of Somerville. Ms. Kelly Gay was administrative coordinator of nursing at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center prior to her election.

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Humor and Aging

Maxine Lyons
Specialties: Humor and Aging, Stress Management, Therapeutic Benefits of Humor
Maxine Lyons has been an educator of older adults for 20 years. Previously she served as assistant director for Hebrew SeniorLife's Adult Day Health program where she provided educational and recreational programs for participants. She also produced her own cable TV show in Lexington, "Personally Speaking," which focused on interviews with older adults and practitioners in gerontology, and she wrote the book Elder Voices: Insights and Reflections. Ms. Lyons has been interviewed by both print and broadcast media.

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Infection Control

Ruth Kandel, M.D.
Specialties: Aging Brain, Alzheimer's Disease, Geriatric Medicine, Infection Control, Memory
Ruth Kandel, M.D., is a geriatrician at Hebrew SeniorLife and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She earned her MD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Kandel has been involved in several research projects on dementia and Alzheimer's Disease and directs the Memory Disorders Clinic at the Center. In addition, she oversees infection control efforts at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center including management of seasonal influenza outbreaks.

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Interpreting Research Findings to the Lay Public

Marcie Freeman
Specialties: Interpreting Research Findings to the Lay Public, Participating in Research
Marcie Freeman, M.Ed., is the Director of Outreach and Recruitment at Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research. She coordinates the Harvard Cooperative Program on Aging, a program funded, in part, by Harvard Medical School Division on Aging, providing health education to older adults in Boston-area communities and recruiting participation in research studies in over 24 institutions in greater Boston. Ms. Freeman is active in the Multicultural Coalition on Aging, an organization that works to share information about healthy aging between agencies and to seniors across a range of racial, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.

Marian Hannan, Sc.D.
Specialties: Interpreting Research Findings to the Lay Public, Musculoskeletal Research, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis
Marian Hannan, Sc.D., is a Senior Research Associate at Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her major research interests include the epidemiology of osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal disorders and risk factor for arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. She was interviewed for CNN's "Your Health" program, has served as a news media expert for the American College of Rheumatology and was featured on the internet's WebMD and Yahoo.

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Long-Term Care Regulations

John Morris, Ph.D.
Specialties: Assessment, Needs and Quality of Nursing Homes, Healthcare Policy, Long-term Care Regulations, Social Gerontology
John N. Morris, Ph.D., is Co-Director of Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research and is the Alfred A. and Gilda Slifka Chair in Social Gerontological Research. He earned his PhD and MSW from the Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare at Brandeis University. He has served as principal investigator on countless social research studies throughout his 30+ year career, and led the task force that developed the congressionally-mandated Minimum Data Set (MDS) tool used to assess the physical, nutritional and psychological status of every nursing home resident in the country. Dr. Morris has been interviewed by both print and broadcast media.

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Making Medical Decisions for Frail Seniors

Eran Metzger, M.D.
Specialties: Depression, End of Life Issues, Making Medical Decisions for Frail Seniors
Eran Metzger, M.D., a Staff Psychiatrist at Hebrew SeniorLife and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, earned his MD from Pennsylvania State University. His major academic interests include psychobiology of eating disorders across the lifespan, psychopharmacology in medically ill patients and medical decision-making and the elderly. Dr. Metzger has been interviewed for articles on depression for the New York Times and Contemporary Long Term Care.

Susan Mitchell, M.D.
Specialties: Alzheimer's Disease, End of Life Issues, Geriatric Training, Making Medical Decisions for Frail Seniors, Palliative Care
Susan Mitchell, M.D., is a board certified geriatrician in the United States and Canada. She received her MD from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research interests include geriatric health services, end-of-life care and clinical decision-making in the frail elderly.

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Memory

Rich Jones, Sc.D.
Specialties: Aging Brain, Assessment, Needs and Quality of Nursing Homes, Depression, Memory
Rich Jones, Sc.D., Investigator at Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research, earned his Doctor of Science degree at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. His academic training is in the epidemiology of mental health and mental disorders. Dr. Jones has published articles in peer-reviewed journals on depression, cognitive functioning and active life expectancy.

Ruth Kandel, M.D.
Specialties: Aging Brain, Alzheimer's Disease, Geriatric Medicine, Infection Control, Memory
Ruth Kandel, M.D., is a geriatrician at Hebrew SeniorLife and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She earned her MD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Kandel has been involved in several research projects on dementia and Alzheimer's Disease and directs the Memory Disorders Clinic at the Center.

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Models of Care

Denise McQuaide
Specialties: Models of Care
Denise McQuaide is Executive Vice President for Hebrew SeniorLife. A geriatric nurse practitioner with a master's degree in gerontological nursing, she has an outstanding background and demonstrated leadership in the field of long-term care, sub-acute care and assisted living services. A pioneer in the field of assisted living and transitional care, Ms. McQuaide has a keen understanding of the senior care environment in New England.

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Multigenerational Programming

Rabbi Sara Paashe-Orlow
Specialties: Multigenerational Programming
Rabbi Sara Paashe-Orlow received her rabbinic training and ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Soon after her ordination, she completed intensive studies at the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, under the direction of Rabbi Irving ("Yitz") Greenberg, a seminal intellectual and author. A recipient of the prestigious Wexner Fellowship, Rabbi Sara's work ranges from Jewish education and ethics to healing and pastoral counseling. Most recently, she worked at the Steinhardt Foundation in New York, where she coordinated a national study on service and Jewish identity and established a national service initiative to promote volunteerism as a Jewish value.

Mary McCarthy
Specialties: Multigenerational Programming
Mary McCarthy has worked with older adults for more than 20 years in long-term care, geriatric psychiatry, and senior housing. She has been an instructor in gerontology and therapeutic recreation at Aquinas College and North Shore Community College. For the last ten years has worked closely with the Boston Public Schools Health Careers Program designing intergenerational and community service learning projects. In 1983 Ms. McCarthy earned her Masters degree in therapeutic recreation with a gerontology specialization from George Washington University.

Carol Rose
Specialties: Multigenerational Programming
Carol Rose is Supervisor of the Recreation Therapy Department at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. She earned a Master's degree in education from Lyndon State College in Vermont, and her studies there centered around using the creative arts as a focal point for teaching core curriculum. She taught elementary school for seven years. Ms. Rose went on to study at Brandeis University where she received a Master's degree in human services management and joined Hebrew Rehabilitation Center as a recreation therapist shortly thereafter. Having worked with both children and geriatric populations, she has always felt that combining the populations was ideal for all involved. She enjoys educating children about seniors and setting up situations for the two groups to come together and "create their magic." Ms. Rose has been interviewed by journalists from the Boston Globe and National Public Radio.

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Musculoskeletal Research

Marian Hannan, Sc.D.
Specialties: Interpreting Research Findings to the Lay Public, Musculoskeletal Research, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis
Marian Hannan, Sc.D., is a Senior Research Associate at Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her major research interests include the epidemiology of osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal disorders and risk factor for arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. She was interviewed for CNN's "Your Health" program, has served as a news media expert for the American College of Rheumatology and was featured on the internet's WebMD and Yahoo.

Douglas Kiel, M.D.
Specialties: Frailty, Musculoskeletal Research, Osteoporosis, Syncope (fainting) and Falls
Douglas Kiel, M.D., Director of Medical Research at Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, received his MD from University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Kiel's research focuses on prevention of osteoporotic fractures and musculoskeletal decline. As principal investigator of the Framingham Osteoporosis Study, and co-investigator on several other NIH grants, he has published extensively on falls, osteoporosis and related fractures. Dr. Kiel is Chair of the Research Committee of the American Geriatrics Society. He was featured in a Massachusetts Hospital News article on osteoporosis.

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Music Therapy

Regina Dain
Specialties: Bi-lingual Issues of Aging (Russian Speaking Seniors), Creative Arts Therapy, Culturally Competent Care, Music Therapy
Expressive Therapist Regina Dain earned an MA in music from Leningrad Conservatory and a MA in Expressive Therapies with a music therapy concentration from Lesley College. She has been featured several times in local media including in a Boston Globe article on Music Therapy at the Center.

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Osteoarthritis

Marian Hannan, Sc.D.
Specialties: Interpreting Research Findings to the Lay Public, Musculoskeletal Research, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis
Marian Hannan, Sc.D., is a Senior Research Associate at Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her major research interests include the epidemiology of osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal disorders and risk factor for arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. She was interviewed for CNN's "Your Health" program, has served as a news media expert for the American College of Rheumatology and was featured on the internet's WebMD and Yahoo.

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Osteoporosis

Marian Hannan, Sc.D.
Specialties: Interpreting Research Findings to the Lay Public, Musculoskeletal Research, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis
Marian Hannan, Sc.D., is a Senior Research Associate at Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her major research interests include the epidemiology of osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal disorders and risk factor for arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. She was interviewed for CNN's "Your Health" program, has served as a news media expert for the American College of Rheumatology and was featured on the internet's WebMD and Yahoo.

Douglas Kiel, M.D.
Specialties: Frailty, Musculoskeletal Research, Osteoporosis, Syncope (fainting) and Falls
Douglas Kiel, M.D., Director of Medical Research at Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, received his MD from University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Kiel's research focuses on prevention of osteoporotic fractures and musculoskeletal decline. As principal investigator of the Framingham Osteoporosis Study, and co-investigator on several other NIH grants, he has published extensively on falls, osteoporosis and related fractures. Dr. Kiel is Chair of the Research Committee of the American Geriatrics Society. He was featured in a Massachusetts Hospital News article on osteoporosis.

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Palliative Care

Hali Diecidue
Specialties: End of Life Issues, Spirituality
Hali Diecidue has worked at Hebrew SeniorLife as Chaplain for more than five years. She earned her Bachelor and Masters degrees from Boston University in linguistics and deaf education and is currently enrolled in the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She works with residents at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center to help them grow spiritually and find dignity and fulfillment during their final years in long-term care. She was recently profiled in the Boston Globe Magazine's "The Interview."

Susan Mitchell, M.D.
Specialties: Alzheimer's Disease, End of Life Issues, Geriatric Training, Making Medical Decisions for Frail Seniors, Palliative Care
Susan Mitchell, M.D., is a board certified geriatrician in the United States and Canada. She received her MD from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research interests include geriatric health services, end-of-life care and clinical decision-making in the frail elderly.

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Rehabilitation

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Andrew Shiller, M.D.
Specialties: Integrative Medicine, Rehabilitation
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