David Grabowski, Ph.D. is a Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Health Policy. His research focuses on the economics of aging with a particular interest in the area of long-term care. His research has considered issues related to long-term care financing, organization and delivery of services.
Laura C. Hanson, M.D., M.P.H. Professor, Center for Aging and Health, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She is also a faculty liason for the Interdisciplinary Certificate in Aging program. Dr. Hanson co-directs the UNC Pain and Symptom Care Program, a collaborative interdisciplinary program to promote clinical service, education and research in palliative care.
Ruth Palan Lopez PhD, GNP-BC is Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the MGH School of Health Professions. Her research focuses on decision-making and quality improvement programs to improve the care of older adults in long-term care facilities.
Vincent Mor, Ph.D. Professor of Community Health (Research), Department of Community Health and Center for Gerontology & Health Care Research, Brown University School of Medicine. Dr. Mor is an internationally recognized health policy researcher.
John A. Spertus, MD, MPH, Lauer Endowed Chair and Professor, University of Missouri - Kansas City, and Clinical Director of Cardiovascular Education and Outcomes Research, Mid America Heart Institute.
Rebecca Sudore MD is an Associate Professor In-Residence in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of San Francisco. She is dedicated to helping vulnerable older adults and their families make informed medical decisions, especially for advance care planning and at the end-of-life.
Joan Teno, M.D., M.S., Professor of Community Health (Research), Department of Community Health and Center for Gerontology & Health Care Research, Brown University School of Medicine. Dr. Teno is an internationally recognized health services researcher in the area of seriously ill and dying older patients.
Angelo Volandes MD, MPH is a practicing internal medicine physician in the MGH Department of Medicine and a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Volandes’ work explores the role of visual media in medical decision making, and Advance Care Planning (ACP).