I am a clinician-researcher in dementia care and love my job here at Wake Forest Baptist Health geriatric family. I have been here since 2016 and am the Director of Wake Forest Baptist House Call Program, where we take care of complex, homebound older adults in the community for longitudinal primary care, transitional care after hospitalizations, and in-home palliative care. We are part of a national learning collaborative of house call programs, working on quality improvement projects and setting the bar for quality home-based medical care. I am the site principle investigator for several NIH funded clinical trials within our Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. D-CARE is a pragmatic clinical trial comparing a health-system based dementia care management model with a community organization-based dementia care management model, with implication for CMS payment for such care. I enjoy research that is clinical in nature, embedded within the existing healthcare system, with the potential for easy dissemination and implementation.
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, a palliative care physician, and our two young children (who marvel at everyday ordinary beauty around us). You can find us at the neighborhood pool or making French toast and bacon on the weekends!