Committees

AGS Committees support the important work we do to promote the health, independence, and quality of life of all older adults across key focus areas in academic research, clinical practice, public education, and workforce empowerment.

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AGS/ADGAP Education Committee

Mission: To ensure every older American receives high-quality, person-centered care through promotion of geriatrics education for all trainees/students and health professionals.
Chair: Jonathan Flacker, MD
Vice Chair: Susan Parks, MD
AGS Staffer: Marianna Drootin
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Clinical Practice and Models of Care (CPMC) Committee

Mission: To ensure every older American receives high-quality, person-centered care by identifying, developing, and disseminating best practices in clinical care.
Chair: Audrey Chun, MD
Vice Chair: Arthur D. Hayward, MD, MBA
AGS Staffer: Mary Jordan Samuel
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Ethics Committee

Mission: To ensure every older American receives high-quality, person-centered care by improving public and professional understanding of ethical and moral issues intrinsic in caring for frail older adults.
Chair: Joseph Shega, MD
Vice Chair: Caroline Vitale, MD
AGS Staffer: Mary Jordan Samuel
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Ethnogeriatrics Committee

Mission: To ensure every older American receives high-quality, person-centered care by incorporating an ethnogeriatrics focus into AGS activities through participation in standing AGS Committees.
Chair: V.J. Periyakoil, MD
Vice Chair: Ugochi Ohuabunwa, MD
AGS Staffer: Elisha Medina-Gallagher
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Health Systems Innovation - Economics and Technology Committee

Mission: To ensure every older American receives high-quality, coordinated, cost-effective, person-centered care by developing and supporting economic and technologic health system innovation.
Chair: Irene Hamrick, MD, CMD, FAAFP
Vice Chair: Joshua Chodosh, MD, MHS
AGS Staffer: Deena Sandos
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Public Education Committee

Mission: To ensure every older American receives high-quality, person-centered care by promoting public knowledge and awareness of the special health needs of older adults and the role and benefits of quality geriatric health services.
Chair: Mary H. Palmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF
Vice Chair: Alicia I. Arbaje, MD, MPH, PhD
AGS Staffer: Aimee Cegelka
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Public Policy Committee

Mission: To ensure every older American receives high quality, person-centered care by providing strategic oversight and planning for AGS public policy efforts.
Chair: Michael Malone, MD
Vice Chair: Kathleen Unroe, MD, MHA
AGS Staffer: Alanna Goldstein
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Quality and Performance Measurement Committee (QPMC)

Mission: To ensure that every older American receives high-quality, person-centered care by leading AGS efforts to influence pay-for-performance and quality improvement initiatives so that any quality and payment systems adopted reflect the unique healthcare needs of older adults.
Chair: Heidi Wald, MD, MSPH
Vice Chair: Sei J. Lee, MD, MAS
AGS Staffer: Anna Mikhailovich
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AGS Research Committee

Mission: To ensure that every older American receives high-quality, person-centered care through the development, dissemination, and application of new knowledge to improve the health and well-being of older adults; To foster interdisciplinary research across the full spectrum of geriatrics and gerontology, including basic biomedical, social-behavioral, clinical, health services delivery, and ethics research.
Chair: Laura Hanson, MD, MPH
Vice Chair: Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS
AGS Staffer: Elisha Medina-Gallagher
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Steering Committee

Mission: To coordinate activities across AGS Committees to avoid duplication of efforts and promote efficiency and  facilitate communication between Committees and the AGS, ADGAP, and the Health in Aging Foundation Boards; To serve as a deliberative body in planning for work on areas that cut across individual committee focus areas.
Chair: Peter Hollmann, MD, AGSF
AGS Staffer: Dennise McAlpin
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