AGS State Affiliates | Find a Geriatrics Health Care Provider

Committees

AGS/ADGAP Education Committee

Mission: To ensure every older American receives high quality patient centered care through promotion of geriatrics education for all trainees/ students and health professionals.
Chair: Jonathan Flacker, MD 
Vice Chair: Susan Parks, MD
Staff Contact: Marianna Drootin - E-mail

Clinical Practice and Models of Care (CPMC) Committee

Mission: To ensure every older American receives high quality patient centered care through identifying developing and disseminating best practices in clinical care.
Chair: Paul Mulhausen, MD
Vice Chair: Audrey Chun, MD
Staff Contact: Mary Jordan Samuel - E-mail
cc. Linda Saunders - E-mail

Ethics Committee

Mission: To ensure every older American receives high quality patient centered care through 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
Staff Contact: Zhenya Hurd  - E-mail
cc. Linda Saunders - E-mail

Ethnogeriatrics Committee

Mission: To ensure every older American receives high quality patient centered care through incorporating an Ethnogeriatrics focus into Society activities through participation in standing AGS Committees.
Chair: Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, AGSF, FACP 
Vice Chair: V.J. Periyakoil, MD 
Staff Contact: Zhenya Hurd - E-mail

Health Systems Innovation - Economics and Technology Committee

Mission: To ensure every older American receives high quality, coordinated, cost-effective, patient-centered care by developing and supporting economic and technologic health system innovation.
Chair: Irene Hamrick, MD, CMD, FAAFP
Vice Chair: Joshua Chodosh, MD, MHS 
Staff Contact: Zhenya Hurd - E-mail

Public Education Committee

Mission: To promote public knowledge and awareness of the special health needs of older adults and the role and benefits of quality geriatric health services through public education.
Chair: Alice Pomidor, MD
Vice Chair: Mary Palmer, PhD, RNC, FAAN
Staff Contact: Aimee Cegelka - E-mail
cc. LiChia Chansanchai E-mail and Elvy Ickowicz - E-mail

Public Policy Committee

Mission: To ensure every older American receives high quality patient centered care by providing strategic oversight and planning for AGS public policy efforts.
Chair: Michael Malone, MD 
Vice Chair: Kathleen Unroe, MD, MHA 
Staff Contact: Alanna Goldstein - E-mail

Quality and Performance Measurement Committee (QPMC)

Mission: To ensure that every older American receives high quality patient-centered care by leading the Society's efforts to influence P4P and quality improvement initiatives so that any quality and P4P systems adopted reflect the unique health care needs of older adults.
Chair: Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS
Vice Chair: Heidi Wald, MD, MSPH
Staff Contact: Anna Mikhailovich - E-mail

AGS Research Committee

Mission: To ensure that every older American receives high quality patient-centered care through development, dissemination, and application of new knowledge to improve the health and well being of older adults and;
To foster interdisciplinary research across the full spectrum of research in Geriatrics and Gerontology including basic biomedical, social-behavioral, clinical, health services delivery, and ethics research.
Chair: Jerry Gurwitz, MD, AGSF
Vice Chair: Laura Hanson, MD, MPH
Staff Contact: Anna Mikhailovich - E-mail

Steering Committee

Mission: The Mission of the Steering Committee is to coordinate activities across committees in order to avoid duplication of efforts and promote efficiency among the individual Committees and to facilitate communication between Committees and the AGS, ADGAP, and FHA Boards. The Committee will also serve as a deliberative body in planning for work on areas that cut across individual committee focus areas.
Chair: Deb Saliba, MD, AGSF
Staff Contact: Dennise McAlpin - E-mail

Your Gateway to the American Geriatrics Society Products and Publications