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Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce
sive geriatric assessment) that has focused on health care delivery to older persons. His most recent work focuses on developing and testing interventions to improve the quality of care that primary care physicians provide for geriatric conditions. In 2000, Dr. Reuben was given the Dennis H. Jahnigen Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to education in the field of geriatrics. He is a past-president of the American Geriatrics Society and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP). Dr. Reuben is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine and sits on its Executive Committee. He is lead author of the widely distributed book Geriatrics at Your Fingertips. Dr. Reuben has served on two previous IOM Committees: Strengthening the Geriatric Content of Medical Training (1993) and Nutrition Services for Medicare Beneficiaries (2000).
Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D., is the UPMC Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) and Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Science (University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health). Dr. Reynolds directs the NIMH-sponsored Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research in Late-Life Mood Disorders and the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry. He is internationally renowned for his research in the mood and sleep disorders of old age, with a particular focus on mental health services in primary care, preventive interventions, and suicide prevention. He has served as a member of the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the NIMH (2003-2006) and as President of the American College of Psychiatrists (2004-2005) and the International College for Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology (2004). Dr. Reynolds has served on two previous IOM studies (Reducing Suicide: A National Imperative, 2001-2002; and Sleep Disorders: An Unmet Public Health Problem, 2005-2006). He currently serves as Senior Associate Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is a graduate of the Yale Medical School (1973).
Joseph E. Scherger, M.D., M.P.H., is Clinical Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. Dr. Scherger is Medical Director for County Medical Services in San Diego, administered by AmeriChoice, a subsidiary of United Health Group. He is also Consulting Medical Director of Informatics for Lumetra, the Quality Improvement Organization for California. Dr. Scherger’s main focus is on the redesign of office practice using the tools of information technology and quality improvement. Dr. Scherger is an IOM member and served on the Committee on the Quality of Health Care in America from 1998-2001. Dr. Scherger has served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Board of Family Medicine.