Video: Institute for Health Marks 35th Anniversary of Founding

Successful Aging in the Era of COVID-19

The Institute for Health commemorated the 35th anniversary of our founding with a special webinar and panel discussion on Feb. 17, 2021, presented in conjunction with the Rutgers University Foundation and Alumni Association. Rutgers alumni, as well as current and former faculty and staff and friends of the Institute learned about our legacy of population health research and vision for the future of healthy aging through Rutgers Big Ideas. The webinar featured a panel discussion on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on older adults.

Watch the event:

About the panelists:

XinQi Dong is the director of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research and the inaugural Henry Rutgers Professor of Population Health Sciences. He is a geriatrician and population health epidemiologist, and has published extensively on violence prevention, elder justice, and healthy aging. He is an advocate for advancing population health issues in underrepresented communities worldwide, and he investigates the intersections of violence, resilience, and health outcomes in the United States and China.

Paul D. Cleary is the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor and Dean Emeritus at the Yale School of Public Health. His research focuses on the quality of medical care, how clinician and organizational characteristics are related to care quality, and the implementation and impact of quality improvement efforts. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a distinguished fellow of the Association for Health Services Research. He has received the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy and the Leo G. Reeder Award for Distinguished Contribution to Medical Sociology from the American Sociological Association.

Susan Reinhard directs AARP’s Public Policy Institute, where she oversees teams working on health security, financial security, and family, home, and community issues. She is also chief strategist for the Center to Champion Nursing in America. She is a nationally recognized expert in health and long-term care, with extensive experience in conducting, directing, and translating research to promote policy change. She previously served as co-director of Rutgers’ Center for State Health Policy, directing national initiatives to help people with disabilities live at home. Her research and policy expertise includes health care workforce, caregiving, consumer choice, community care options, and quality. A former faculty member at Rutgers College of Nursing, she is an American Academy of Nursing fellow.

Vincent Mor is the Florence Pirce Grant Professor of Community Health in the Brown University School of Public Health and a Senior Health Scientist at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He has been principal investigator of more than 40 National Institutes of Health-funded grants focusing on the use of health services and the outcomes that frail and chronically ill people experience. He has evaluated the impact of programs and policies in aging and long-term care, including Medicare funding of hospice, changes in Medicare nursing home payment, and the introduction of quality measures.