Building the nation’s capacity to conduct pragmatic clinical trials embedded within healthcare systems for people living with dementia and their caregivers
Unroe, Kathleen – MD, MHA
Name:Unroe, Kathleen – MD, MHA
Executive Committee, Pilot Studies Core
Primary title:Research Scientist MD MHSA
Primary Institution:Indiana University/Regenstrief Institute
Associate Professor, Indiana University Department of Medicine
Center Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research
Investigator, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Bio:Kathleen Unroe, MD, MHA is a geriatrician and nursing home physician. Her research focus is quality of care in nursing homes, as well as the use of palliative care and hospice in long-term care settings. Dr. Unroe is co-PI of an NIA R21/R33 pragmatic clinical trial to improve advance care planning in nursing home, is the PI of OPTIMISTIC, a $30.3 million CMS demonstration project, and was an NIA Beeson K23 scholar. She served as chair of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Research Committee and is chair of the American Geriatrics Society Public Policy Committee. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. She completed a three-year geriatric medicine fellowship and internal medicine residency at Duke University. She received her MD, with a Specialization in Aging, and Masters in Health Administration from the Ohio State University.