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Leah Estrada
Posted On November 25, 2020 9:31 pm
FOCUSPalliative care is essential in providing high-quality end-of-life care. Unfortunately, the end-of-life experience in the United States is often associated with increased physical and emotional suffering for patients and their families, particularly for racial/ethnic minorities. As such, Leah believes in advancing health equity in palliative care by increasing access and optimizing quality of life in… View Article
Maningbè (Mani) Keita Fakeye
Posted On July 23, 2019 6:21 pm
FOCUS As America’s older adult population increases, the effects of managing multiple chronic conditions become more burdensome. This program will support Mani’s work on evaluating the economic and social implications of chronic disease management in older adults and caregivers. Her work will inform equitable policy efforts to facilitate self-management, mitigate costs, improve quality of care,… View Article
Laurent Reyes
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:45 pm
FOCUS Using qualitative methods, Laurent plans to examine how community programs and initiatives are designed to meet the needs of diverse aging populations, as well as assess the knowledge and attitudes of the staff working in aging services. More specifically, she is interested in working directly with older Latino adults to understand their experiences engaging… View Article
Gerson Galdamez
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:40 pm
FOCUS Since junior high, Gerson has volunteered as a musician in several long-term care facilities, and developed strong friendships with the older adults living there. Hearing about their experiences with abuse and mistreatment strongly compelled him to research elder abuse as a gerontology PhD student. In addition to exploring the prevalence and mechanisms of elder… View Article

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