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David Reuben, MD (UCLA Health PI)

Dr. Reuben is the Director of the Multicampus Program in Geriatrics Medicine and Gerontology (MPGMG); Chief, Division of Geriatrics; Archstone Foundation Chair; and Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

From 1993-2019, Dr. Reuben was Director of the NIA-funded UCLA Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and also directed the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program. Dr. Reuben received the Dennis H. Jahnigen Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to education in the field of geriatrics, the Joseph T. Freeman Award by the Gerontological Society of America, and the Henderson Award from the American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Reuben was part of the team that received the 2008 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Research - Joint Commission and National Quality Forum, for Assessing Care of the Vulnerable ElderlyI

have served leadership positions with the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (President), AGS (President), and the American Board of Internal Medicine (Board of Directors and Board Chair). Dr. Reuben has conducted research on quality of care, caregiver needs, and alternative models of care for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. I have served as principal investigator (PI) of numerous large studies including one of the first Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Challenge awards for the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program. Dr. Reuben is the PI of the PCORI/NIA-funded pragmatic trial of comparative effectiveness of two models of dementia (health systems-based and community-based) care and the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of both compared to usual

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