Primary title:Vice Chair for Health Policy and Faculty Development, Brookdale Department Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine
Primary Institution:Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Vice Chair for Health Policy and Faculty Development, Brookdale Department Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Staff Physician, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers, James J Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Bio:Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS, is associate professor and vice chair for health policy and faculty development, and Hermann Merkin professor in palliative care in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Dr. Kelley’s research bridges geriatrics and palliative medicine by focusing on the needs of seriously ill older adults and their families. She has extensive experience using the nationally-representative, longitudinal Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS), both linked with Medicare claims data, to examine factors associated with treatment intensity among older people living with dementia and other serious illnesses. Her work has demonstrated that only 11% of the highest-cost patients are in the last year of life, supporting the need to prospectively identify those older adults, who are at greatest risk for high healthcare costs and may have unmet care needs.