Faculty at the Institute for Aging Research

Jane L. Givens M.D., M.S.C.E.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Scientist II, Palliative Care Research, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife

Institute for Aging Research
Hebrew SeniorLife
1200 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
617-971-5316
JaneGivens@hsl.harvard.edu

Education:

1987 B.M. Boston University, Boston, MA
1997 M.D. UCSF, San Francisco, CA
2006 M.S.C.E. University of Pennsylvania, PA

Dr. Givens is an Assistant Professor of  Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant Scientist II at Hebrew SeniorLife. Dr. Givens' main research interest focuses on the area of mental health and quality of life for both patients and families at the end-of-life, with a particular interest on patients with end-stage dementia in the nursing home setting. Dr. Givens' research has examined the influence of patient decision-making on the treatment of depression and the effect of depression on the health outcomes of frail older adults.

Dr. Givens' teaching activities include inpatient attending on the geriatric consult and medical service, and precepting of geriatric fellows in the long-term care setting.

Selected Publications

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