Stakeholder Engagement Team

Epstein-Lubow, Gary – MD
Credentials: MD
Role:

Team Leader, Stakeholder Engagement Team

Primary title: Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior; Associate Professor of Medical Science; Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice
Primary Institution: Brown University
Complete Titles:

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Associate Professor of Medical Science, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University School of Public Health

Bio: Gary Epstein-Lubow, MD earned his MD from The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine and Public Health; he completed his general psychiatry residency, geriatric psychiatry fellowship, and postdoctoral research at Brown University and Butler Hospital. He is associate professor of psychiatry at Brown University. Dr. Lubow was a recent fellow in the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program. He served as a non-federal member of the U.S. Department of HHS Advisory Council for Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services, including work he organized regarding people living with dementia as stakeholders informing national research efforts for dementia care.
Core/Team Associations:
Harrison, Jill – PhD
Credentials: PhD
Role:

Executive Director, Administration & Management Core (AC)
Stakeholder Engagement Team

Primary title: Assistant Professor, Health Services, Policy & Practice
Primary Institution: Brown University School of Public Health
Complete Titles:

Assistant Professor, Health Services, Policy & Practice, Brown University School of Public Health

Bio: Jill Harrison, PhD is assistant professor of practice in the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice at Brown University School of Public Health. Prior to joining the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory, Dr. Harrison was the Director of Research for an international non-profit advocacy organization, founded by a patient, focused on implementing person-centered care initiatives in healthcare organizations in 27 countries. In addition to her role at IMPACT Collaboratory, Dr. Harrison is a member of the Advisory Panel for Patient Engagement at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She was recently the principal investigator of a PCORI Engagement Award about how patient-family advisory councils engage in research. Her research interests include: pragmatic trials in real-world settings, engaging residents of long-term care communities as evaluators of care quality, developing culturally congruent person-centered care approaches in healthcare systems, and organizational cultural change. She completed her post-doctorate at Brown University in health services research.
Herndon, Laurie – MSN, GNP, BC
Credentials: MSN, GNP, BC
Role:

Project Director, Investigator Navigator Team
Core Navigator, Stakeholder Engagement Team

Primary title: Project Director
Primary Institution: Hebrew SeniorLife’s Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research
Complete Titles:

Project Director, Hebrew SeniorLife’s Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research

Bio: Laurie Herndon, MSN, GNP-BC, is a Senior Project Director at Hebrew SeniorLife’s Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research. In this role, she supports the Navigation and Stakeholder Engagement Teams for the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory. Passion for improving the lives of older adults, promoting cross continuum collaboration, and advocacy for improving quality for direct care staff and care recipients across settings characterizes Ms. Herndon’s work history. She has served in a variety of clinical and leadership roles in MA and nationally with particular expertise in improving Care Transitions, reducing avoidable hospitalizations from SNFs and reducing antipsychotic use.
Maslow, Katie – MSW
Credentials: MSW
Role:

Associate Team Leader, Stakeholder Engagement Team

Primary title: Visiting Scholar
Primary Institution: Gerontological Society of America
Complete Titles:

Visiting Scholar, Gerontological Society of America

Bio: Katie Maslow, MSW is a visiting scholar at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Her work has focused on research, policy, and practice initiatives to improve the quality, coordination, and outcomes of health and long-term care for people living with cognitive impairment, dementia, and co-existing medical conditions and their families. She co-chaired the 2017 National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and their Caregivers which incorporated recommendations from six stakeholder groups, and she is currently organizing stakeholder group involvement in the 2020 Summit. Before joining the GSA in 2016, Katie was a scholar-in-residence at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Academies of Science, where she worked on cognitive aging and advanced dementia. She previously worked for the Alzheimer’s Association and the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment. She has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a masters degree in Social Work from Howard University.
Core/Team Associations:
Phillips, Louise – MD
Credentials: MD
Role:

Executive Committee, Stakeholder Engagement Team

Primary title: Retired Physician
Primary Institution: N/A
Complete Titles:

Retired Physician

Core/Team Associations:
Tambor, Ellen – MA
Credentials: MA
Role:

Executive Committee, Stakeholder Engagement Team

Primary title: Research Director
Primary Institution: Center for Medical Technology Policy
Complete Titles:

Research Director, Center for Medical Technology Policy

Bio: Ellen Tambor, MA is a Research Director at the non-profit Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP). Since joining the organization in 2011, she has led multiple projects with the consistent goal of effectively engaging patients, clinicians, and other stakeholders in the research process. Key projects during her time at CMTP have included co-leading the Stakeholder Engagement Core for the NIH Healthcare Systems Research Collaboratory and designing and implementing a plan for patient and clinician engagement in the Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN). She also led a PCORI-funded project aimed at improving the engagement of front-line clinicians in patient-centered outcomes research. Before coming to CMTP, Ellen was a research associate in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, where she conducted social science research in genetics and public policy studies. She holds an MA in psychology from Wake Forest University.
Core/Team Associations:
Fazio, Sam- PhD
Credentials: PhD
Role:

Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Stakeholder Engagement Team

Primary title: Senior Director of Quality Care and Psychosocial Research
Primary Institution: Alzheimer’s Association
Complete Titles:

Senior Director of Quality Care and Psychosocial Research, Alzheimer’s Association

Bio: Sam Fazio, PhD, is Senior Director of Quality Care and Psychosocial Research at the Alzheimer’s Association. Dr. Fazio has worked for the Alzheimer’s Association since 1994 in a variety of areas, including Education and Training, Program Services and Medical and Scientific Relations. He currently works in the Care and Support area where he oversees quality care standards and social/behavioral research initiatives. Dr. Fazio received his doctorate in developmental psychology from Loyola University Chicago. Prior to working for the Alzheimer’s Association, Dr. Fazio worked for Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center at the Alzheimer’s Family Care Center, an adult day center specifically designed for people with dementia. He has worked in the field of aging since 1987 and has a broad range of experience, including research, leadership and management, working with older adults and families, and direct care. Dr. Fazio has presented both nationally and internationally as well as published many journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Fazio is the author of The Enduring Self in People with Alzheimer’s: Getting to the Heart of Individualized Care and the co-author of the book Rethinking Alzheimer’s Care.