Primary title:Professor and Health Net, Inc. Endowed Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology
Primary Institution:University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Professor and Health Net, Inc. Endowed Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Bio:Richard H. Fortinsky, PhD, is a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he is a core faculty member at the UConn Center on Aging and holds the Health Net, Inc. endowed chair in geriatrics and gerontology. For more than 30 years, Dr. Fortinsky has collaborated with colleagues from a wide range of scientific disciplines, and with numerous healthcare system and community-based organization partners, to design and carry out studies intended to improve healthcare and optimize health-related outcomes for community-dwelling older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and AD-related dementia and their families. Presently, he serves as principal investigator for studies funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute designed to test in-home, team-based interventions targeting older adults with cognitive vulnerability due to dementia, depression, and/or a history of delirium.