Dr. Gibbs is the Chief of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and the Ronald Reagan Endowed Chair of Geriatric Medicine at University of California Irvine (UCI). As Medical Director of the UC Irvine Senior Health Center, a primary care and consultative practice, Dr. Gibbs has led the development of innovative programs to advance the delivery of care.
Dr. Gibbs' grant leadership experience is best exemplified by her role as developer and PI of the DW Reynold Physicians in Training grant, and two consecutive federal grants, US-DHHS/Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP, and HRSA-GWEP ‘TAG-TEAM’ (2019-2024). As Medical Director of the UC Irvine Senior Health Center, a primary care and consultative practice, Dr. Gibbs has led the development of innovative programs to advance the delivery of care, including a geriatric-focused Patient Centered Medical Home, and telemedicine program- inclusive of tele-pharmacy and tele-consults. She has been the recipient of academic and leadership training beginning with the Geriatric Academic Career Award from the US Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Gibbs was awarded a fellowship from the University of California Office of the President’s Center for Health Quality and Innovation (CQHI) program and is currently a representative to a University of California wide Primary Care Collaborative. Dr. Gibbs has assumed medical directorship of UC Irvine Health’s ACO and has founded the program on geriatric care principles, with a particular emphasis on social determinants of health.