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IAL-II Panelists

Read about the panelists for the NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan II (IAL-II) Workshop, to be held virtually on September 2, 2020.

IAL-II Panel 1 Speakers

Cynthia BoydDr. Cynthia Boyd, MD MPH
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Dr. Boyd is a practicing primary care physician at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and clinical researcher who has devoted her career to improving the health and health care of older adults with multiple chronic conditions, including dementia. Dr. Boyd is currently co-leading and leading efforts to study the balance of benefits and harms of medications for older adults with multiple chronic conditions, including evaluating the role of “deprescribing” medicines that are harmful or not beneficial in order to improve the well-being of older adults and co-leading an evaluation of a patient and family centered intervention in primary care to optimize medications for older adults with cognitive impairment and other chronic conditions. Dr. Boyd is co-leading the NIA-funded U.S. Deprescribing Research Network. Dr. Boyd has focused on the process of translation, from trials and observational research, to evidence synthesis, clinical practice guidelines and quality measures, working to improve inclusion and representation of older adults, particularly those with multiple chronic conditions. Her research has focused on the evidence base for improving health of older adults with multiple chronic conditions and has been funded by the NIA, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Florence BourgeoisFlorence Bourgeois, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Harvard-MIT Center for Regulatory Science

Dr. Bourgeois directs the Initiative in Pediatric Therapeutics and Regulatory Science at Boston Children’s Hospital. She has led studies investigating the quality of pre-market pediatric safety and efficacy assessments, the under-representation of certain patient populations in clinical research, and the development of standardized metrics to assess the impact of FDA’s regulatory programs on pediatric product information. Most recently, Dr. Bourgeois served as an Expert Visitor to the European Medicines Agency to analyze the EU’s pediatric drug legislation. She is the recipient of an Innovation in Regulatory Science Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to evaluate the epidemiology of off-label drug and biologic use in children and improve provider access to benefit-risk information on FDA-regulated products. Her research is focused on the regulation and use of medications in children and the evaluation of gaps in pediatric drug evidence at the point of care.

Lucile Adams-CampbellLucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Minority Health and Health Disparities Research
Senior Associate Dean, Community Outreach and Engagement
Professor of Oncology
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center

Dr. Adams-Campbell serves on the National Academy of Medicine’s National Cancer Policy Forum and the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Human Genome Research Institute. Her areas of research focus on addressing health disparities with emphasis on cancers that disproportionately impact minority and underserved populations, especially African Americans. Dr. Adams-Campbell conducts research in the areas of obesity, metabolic syndrome, and energy balance. She has more than 200 peer reviewed publications and has received numerous awards and honors including the election to the National Academy of Medicine, the Induction into the D.C. Hall of Fame for her research focus on Health Disparities, and awards from the University of Pittsburgh and Drexel University for outstanding contributions to the field of public health and health sciences.

William DaleWilliam Dale, MD, PhD
Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine
Director of the Center for Cancer and Aging
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. William Dale is a Clinical Professor, the Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine, and Director of the Center for Cancer and Aging at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center. As a board-certified geriatrician and palliative medicine physician with a doctorate in health policy, he has devoted his career to the care of older adults with cancer. He collaborates widely on interdisciplinary research that integrates the biological, clinical and social sciences, primarily as co-lead for the Cancer & Aging Research Group (CARG). His research has particularly advanced our understanding of care management, shared decision making, and care models for older adults with cancer. He has been funded by the NIA, NCI, and American Cancer Society, among others. He has over 160 publications on aging, medical decision-making, care models, and quality of life in older adults with cancer and has mentorship experience, having mentored over 60 trainees ranging in experience from high school students through full professors.

Celia B. Fisher, PhDCelia Fisher
Chair in Ethics
Professor of Psychology
Marie Ward Doty University

Dr. Fisher is the founding Director of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education and the NIDA-funded Fordham University Training Institute on HIV Prevention Research Ethics. She chaired the EPA’s Human Studies Review Board, the DHHS Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) subcommittee on Research Involving Children, and the Ethics Code Revision Task Forces for the American Psychological Association and for the Society for Research in Child Development. She has been a member of national panels including the National Academies' Revisions to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, the NIH ABCD and HEAL Initiative, and the APA/SAMSHA Expert Panel on Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth. She has published over 200 articles and 8 edited volumes on the rights and welfare of under-served populations, with a focus on persons at-risk or with HIV and drug abuse. Her research has been supported by NIDA, NICHD NIAID, NIAAA, NSF, and NIMHD.

George SaadeGeorge R. Saade, MD
Jennie Sealy Smith Distinguished Chair
Professor, Ob/Gyn & Cell Biology
Chief of Obstetrics & Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Director, Perinatal Research Division
University of Texas Medical Branch
Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Perinatology

Dr. George Saade is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Cell Biology, Director of the Perinatal Research Division, Chief of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the holder of the Jennie Sealy Smith Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is a past president of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and past Chair of its Health Policy and Advocacy Committee. He is the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Perinatology and has served on national and international advisory committees and scientific review panels, including NIH, CDC, March of Dimes, ACOG, Wellbeing/Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Health Research Council of New Zealand. He is the principal investigator on two NIH-funded clinical research networks and his clinical expertise revolves around adverse pregnancy outcomes and long-term health for mother and offspring. Dr. Saade has authored 500 peer-reviewed publications and is the co-editor of the Maternal Medicine and the Critical Care Obstetrics textbooks.

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Panel 2 Speakers

Jerry GurwitzDr. Jerry Gurwitz, MD
Founding Executive Director, Meyers Primary Care Institute
Dr. John Meyers Professorship in Primary Care Medicine
Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Dr. Gurwitz has served as Chair of the Governing Board of the Health Care Systems Research Network, the leading organization of health care delivery system scientists in the United States. He is the principal investigator of the Advancing Geriatrics Infrastructure and Network Growth (AGING) Initiative, funded by the National Institute on Aging, and is an investigator under the FDA Sentinel Initiative. Dr. Gurwitz has also served on the Steering Committee of Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders (STRIDE), which was funded by PCORI and the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Gurwitz’s research falls at the intersection of geriatric medicine, patient safety, and healthcare delivery science. His career has covered a spectrum from aging pharmacology, to testing of innovative health information technology-based interventions to improve the quality and safety of health care during transitions in care across clinical settings. Dr. Gurwitz has been the recipient of numerous awards including the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Research from the National Safety Foundation and the Joint Commission and the William B. Abrams Award in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology from ASCPT.

Dr. Peter Peduzzi
Director, Data Coordinating Center for STRIDE and D-CARE
Pain Management Collaboratory Coordinating Center

Dr. Peduzzi currently directs the Data Coordinating Center for STRIDE and D-CARE and is a mPI for the Pain Management Collaboratory Coordinating Center. He has more than 40 years of experience in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials and epidemiologic studies. His primary research interests have focused on the efficient design and analysis of pragmatic clinical trials and multi-component geriatric studies. He has mentored many junior faculties at Yale and the VA, as well as graduate students at the School of Public Health where he also teaches courses on “Advanced Topics and Case Studies in Multi-Center Clinical Trials” and “Statistical Consulting.”

Alyce AdamsAlyce S. Adams, PhD
Research Scientist III
Associate Director, Health Care Delivery and Policy
Director of Faculty Development
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, CA.

Dr. Adams serves on the AcademyHealth Board of Directors and on Advisory Boards for the National Cancer Institute/AcademyHealth Healthcare Delivery Research Program, as well as the Stillman College Undergraduate Biomedical Academy and The Patients Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Prior to joining the Division of Research in 2008, Dr. Adams was on faculty at Harvard Medical School where she received awards from Harvard and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for her mentorship of graduate students and fellows. She has a PhD in Health Policy and a Master of Public Policy degree, both from Harvard University and her research focuses on healthcare disparities and interdisciplinary research examines suboptimal treatment outcomes among older adults with chronic conditions.

Danny BenjaminDanny Benjamin, Jr., MD, PhD, MPH,
Kiser-Arena Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Benjamin’s research group pioneered much of the methods in completing pharmacokinetic and safety trials in premature infants. His group has since expanded to the study of therapeutics in children of all ages and most therapeutic areas as evidenced by over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Benjamin has led and continues to lead, multi-center studies for pediatric labeling and is the PI of multiple federally-sponsored grants and contracts in current federal funding including the NICHD-sponsored Pediatric Trials Network, the Trial Innovation Network sponsored by NCAATS, the Environmental Impact on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program sponsored by the Office of the Director of NIH, and Global Pediatric Clinical Trials Network Sponsored by the FDA. Dr. Benjamin mentors high school and college students, fellows and junior faculty through his work as PI and/or mentor for Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology programs including T32, K24, and R25 awards to train the next generation of pediatric clinical trials researchers.

Supriya MohilesSupriya Gupta Mohile, M.D., M.S.
Geriatrician, Oncologist
University of Rochester NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Base, Cancer Care Delivery Research (CCDR)
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Geriatric Oncology

Dr. Mohile has developed a clinical and research program in geriatric oncology by strengthening the links between geriatrics and oncology. Dr. Mohile is an expert in geriatric oncology with over 160 publications and was the Chair for the ASCO Geriatric Oncology Clinical Guideline panel and received ASCO’s BJ Kennedy Award in 2018. Mohile was awarded a NIA R21/R33 grant to build a national infrastructure for geriatric oncology research and a NIA K24 which provides her with 50% effort to mentor and collaborate with investigators pursuing geriatric oncology research and leadership. Since 2013, she has been funded through 5 R-level grants to evaluate whether geriatric assessment can improve outcomes of older patients with cancer. Her research interests include the evaluation of patterns of care, health outcomes, and quality of life related to treatment for cancer in older patients.

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Panel 3 Speakers

Michelle HamstraMichelle S. Hamstra, MS, CCRP
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator (Manager/Project Manager)
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Heart Institute

Michelle Hamstra is a Senior Clinical Research Coordinator in the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where she manages a team of coordinators, oversees single IRB personnel and operations, and manages a large portfolio of clinical studies and trials ranging from longitudinal, prospective observational studies to interventional trials (phase I – III). She became a Certified Clinical Research Professional with the Society for Clinical Research Associates in 2010 and is active in the Clinical Research Professional group at Cincinnati Children’s serving as faculty of the Professional Research Education Program. Ms. Hamstra was the Vice Chair and Chair of the CRP Leadership Committee and has served as the Chair of the Pediatric Heart Network’s Study Coordinator Committee since 2011. She is passionate about using collaborative learning to improve outcomes and the quality of life in children through quality clinical research.

Steven WallaceSteven P. Wallace, PhD
Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Director, NIA-funded Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research Coordinating Center
Associate director, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (Center)

Dr. Wallace is a nationally leading scholar on aging in communities of color and has published research on inequities in aging policies, economic insecurity, access to long-term care, and the politics of aging. He led the development of the Elder Economic Security Standard Index (Elder Index) for California, which documents the real cost of living for older adults at the county level and promotes policies consistent with those needs. In addition to publishing numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, his interest in reaching policy and stakeholder audiences has led him to publish dozens of policy briefs at the Center. His research has received broad media coverage, including articles in the Los Angeles Times, NPR, and Fox News and has informed state laws and been cited in legal decisions.

Raegen DurantRaegan W. Durant, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine and General Internal Medicine
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Medical Director, Cooper Green Mercy Health Services Authority

Dr. Durant is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Division of Preventive Medicine and General Internal Medicine. In addition to his research, Dr. Durant serves as Medical Director at the Cooper Green Mercy Health Services Authority, a multi-specialty, publicly-funded ambulatory care center serving mostly low-income, underinsured, and uninsured residents of Jefferson County, AL. Dr. Durant is an active member of both the American Heart Association and the Society of General Internal Medicine, which awarded him the 2020 Herbert W. Nickens Minority Health and Representation in Medicine Award. Dr. Durant joined the faculty in the Division of Preventive Medicine at UAB. Dr. Durant’s research is focused on assessing the impact of psychosocial factors, such as social support, on chronic disease outcomes in minority populations with an eye toward developing tailored community-based interventions. He also studies multi-level barriers to the recruitment of minorities into clinical trials to inform the development of system-level and behavioral interventions to increase diversity in research study populations.

Wendy KohrtWendy Kohrt, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Nancy Anschutz Chair in Women’s Health Research
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Director, Research for Geriatric Medicine
Associate Director, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Associate Director, Center for Women’s Health Research

Dr. Kohrt has been conducting research on aging and women’s health for 30 years. Her current research areas include novel factors that influence musculoskeletal adaptations to exercise and metabolic actions of estrogens. She has received continuous funding from the NIH as a principal investigator since 1990 and has more than 240 research publications. She is currently the principal investigator for NIH U54, U01, and R01 awards, and she chairs the Executive and Steering Committees for the NIH Common Fund initiative on Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity (MoTrPAC).

Mark SupianoMark A. Supiano, M.D., AGSF
Chair in Medicine, D. Keith Barnes, M.D. and Dottie Barnes Presidential Endowed
Professor, Chief of the Geriatrics Division
University of Utah School of Medicine

Dr. Supiano directs the VA Salt Lake City Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), and the University of Utah Center on Aging. He is a practicing board-certified geriatrician who has conducted patient-oriented research studies in older adults for more than 30 years. He co-directed the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial’s (SPRINT) geriatric working group and led the effort to characterize the frailty status of the SPRINT cohort. He also served on the SPRINT-MIND Cognitive Outcome Adjudication Committee. He is currently a member of the Steering Committee for a new NIA clinical trial, “PRagmatic EValuation of evENTs And Benefits of Lipid-lowering in oldEr Adults” (PREVENTABLE) and serves as the Chair of the trial’s Geriatrics Outcomes Assessment Subcommittee that is developing and evaluating the trial’s cognitive and functional outcome measures. Dr. Supiano has held many leadership positions in the American Geriatrics Society, and currently is a member of its Board of Directors. His research is focused in geriatric hypertension and the age-related physiological changes in the vascular system that contribute to the age-related increase in blood pressure, such as arterial stiffness.

Consuelo WilkinsConsuelo H. Wilkins, M.D., MSCI
Geriatrician, Vice President for Health Equity
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Associate Dean for Health Equity, Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance

Dr. Wilkins is a nationally recognized thought leader in health equity and in addressing the elimination of systemic inequities that impact the health and well-being of racial/ethnic minorities. She is a trained geriatrician, Vice President for Health Equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Associate Dean for Health Equity and Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and Executive Director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance. As a community engaged research scientist, Dr. Wilkins has pioneered new approaches to engaging vulnerable, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and minority populations. She is the principal investigator of three NIH-funded centers focused on translational science, precision medicine, and disparities and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation award on engendering trust in health care among African American men.

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IAL-II Panel 4 Speakers

Heather AlloreHeather G. Allore, PhD
Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, Geriatrics
Professor, Yale School of Medicine, Biostatistics
Director, Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Data Management and Statistics Core
Director, IMPACT Collaboratory, Design and Statistics Core
Adjunct Professor University of Bergen, Norway
Adjunct Professor, University of Trondheim

Dr. Allore is a Professor of Geriatrics and Biostatistics at Yale University School of Medicine and Director of Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Data Management and Statistics Core. She is also the Director of the IMPACT Collaboratory, Design and Statistics Core and serves as Adjunct Professor at both University of Bergen, Norway and University of Trondheim. Dr. Allore’s research is focused on issues related to the design and analysis of trials and studies of multifactorial geriatric health conditions, especially among persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia. Several of her projects focus on health disparities of older adults. She developed a sub-discipline of biostatistics that focuses on training and methodological development in geriatrics called “Gerontologic Biostatistics,” which trains biostatisticians for conducting collaborative research with clinical investigators in geriatrics and gerontology and provide the basis for the development of new statistical methodologies. She has also developed a website that aids those interested in Aging research, both those familiar with analytic methods and those getting familiar with many of our methods.

Valentina ShakhnovichValentina Shakhnovich, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Dr. Shakhnovich is an NIH-funded physician-scientist and a practicing pediatric gastroenterologist and clinical pharmacologist at the Children’s Mercy Kansas City (Kansas City, MO). Her research program focuses on drug dose individualization for children with gastrointestinal disorders, with a specific focus on genetic and non-genetic factors that contribute to variability in drug concentration and response across the pediatric age range. Her expertise in pediatric therapeutics research has been recognized with multiple early-career awards from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), as well as the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT). She also lectures annually in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)­ “Principles of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Lecture Series,” since 2015.

Karen Bandeen-RocheKaren Bandeen-Roche, PhD
Hurley Dorrier Professor, Chair in Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Bandeen-Roche is a gerontologist and statistician who currently chairs the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her gerontologic research, spanning nearly 30 years, aims to better understand the causes and course of physical disability, cognitive decline, and frailty in older adults, so that their adverse implications can be delayed or avoided. Her statistical specialty areas are in latent variable and multivariate outcome modeling—expertise she applies to improve measurement, and characterize the validity, of geriatric outcomes. Dr. Bandeen-Roche has worked to establish aging-focused programs at her institution, including the Johns Hopkins Training Program on the Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging and the Johns Hopkins Older Americans Independence Center, which she co-directs. She has disseminated her work in both areas through more than 200 publications. She leads the Working Group on the Inclusion of Older Adults in Clinical and Translational Research for the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium. Most recently she is pursuing research to characterize and ascertain resiliency in older adults as a multiple PI for the NIA-funded Study to Promote Resilience in agING (SPRING).

Robert GolubRobert M. Golub, MD
Deputy Editor, JAMA
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Dr. Golub is a board-certified physician in internal medicine who oversees the JAMA scientific content and managing the peer review process and is responsible for directing JAMA educational activities. He is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, with academic appointments in the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Preventive Medicine. He served as chair of the Northwestern University Medical School Curriculum Committee and on the Board of Trustees for the Society for Medical Decision Making and as visiting faculty for the Stanford University Faculty Development Program and the University of Buenos Aires Program in Clinical Effectiveness. He completed his internship and residency at Northwestern University School of Medicine/Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Golub’s areas of research include medical decision making (i.e. cost-effectiveness analysis and psychology of decision making).

Jay MagazinerJay Magaziner, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health (formerly Preventive Medicine)
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Jay Magaziner is an epidemiologist with experience conducting population-based studies, including issues of health and health care outcomes for over 35 years and has focused attention on improving the quality of care of older persons. Most of Dr. Magaziner’s research has been directed at identifying the consequences of hip fracture and on developing and evaluating the effects of interventions to improve outcomes and has collaborated with other internationally recognized researchers and clinical experts on methods to collectively advance hip fracture care for older persons. He has led a Division of Gerontology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University of Maryland School of Medicine and has led the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health since 2007. In addition, he has led the Center for Research on Aging at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and is PI of the UM-Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. Dr. Magaziner has been continuously funded by NIA since 1983, and his work on hip fracture recovery has earned him two consecutive MERIT Awards from the NIA.

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