Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry
Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System
V.A. Medical Center - Boston
150 S Huntington Ave
Jamaica Plain MA 02130
|University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Harvard Medical School Scholars in Medicine
Association of VA Psychology Leaders Professional Service Award
Harvard Medical School Dean's Community Service Award
Massachusetts Guardianship Association Isaac Ray Award
APA Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging
Society for Clinical Geropsychology Distinguished Mentorship Award
VA Boston Nga Pham Award for Excellence in Psychology Training Award
Harvard Medical School Stuart Hauser Award for Excellence in Mentoring
VA Boston Educator of the Year Award
Psychologists in Long Term Care Outstanding Contributions Award
Society for Clinical Geropsychology Distinguished Contributions to Clinical Geropsychology Award
I am the Associate Director for Education and Evaluation at New England GRECC. I am broadly interested in the older patient’s psychological reaction and adaption to medical illness, at the intersection of clinical implementation, biomedical ethics, and healthcare policy. My innovations are in two areas.
Clinical Innovation for Mental Health Treatment in Multi-Morbid Geriatric Patients. My recent work focuses on improving tools for assessing "what matters most" to older adults with multicomplexity and late life PTSD. .
Clinical Innovation in Capacity Assessment. My research has investigated processes for evaluating capacity as well as improving guardianship. I have translated these findings to a series of handbooks by the American Psychological Association (APA) and American Bar Association (ABA).
Teaching and Education. I am a clinical and research supervisor to VA trainees. My teaching and mentoring have been recognized by the APA Society for Clinical Geropsychology Distinguished Mentorship Award and HMS Stuart Hauser Award for Excellence in Mentorship, and by VA Boston Educator of the Year Award.
In addition to these activities, I am active in serving the VA, HMS, National geropsychology, and local Dorchester communities. My service to the Dorchester community was recognized by an HMS Dean’s Award for Community Service.
In summary, my clinical innovation work in geropsychology has integrated clinical research, clinical translation and implementation, and clinical training and scientific mentorship, with the ultimate goal of advancing psychological assessment and treatment of older adults -- with a focus on the patients' values and perspectives. Across these activities, my goals are to support patient centered care; improve patient-clinician communication; and enhance policies and processes of care within healthcare and health law.
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Oct 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2025
Insomnia and Physical Function in Older Veterans During and After CLC Rehabilitation
Oct 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2025
Transforming Trauma-Informed Care in VA Community Living Centers
Nov 1, 2021 - Oct 31, 2026
The Development of an Integrated Physical Activity and Mental Health Intervention for Veterans with COPD, Emotion Distress, and Low Physical Activity
(MOYE, JENNIFER A)
Oct 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2024
Late Life PTSD Educational and Clinical Tools
Role: Principal Investigator
(LIU, CHRISTINE K)
Sep 1, 2018 - May 31, 2023
Mobility of older hemodialysis patients
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