Division of Geriatrics

Center for the Aging Brain Selected for Innovative Population Health Management Program

Amy Ehrlich MD Geriatrics Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Amy Ehrlich, MD

The NYU Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing has selected the Montefiore Einstein Center for the Aging Brain, as well as five Montefiore Medical Group patient-centered medical homes, for implementation of an innovative population health management program to improve primary care services for older adults in the Bronx.


Jessica Zwerling MD Neurology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Amy Ehrlich, MD

Funded by a three-year, $2.55 million Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant through the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), the program will help Montefiore providers better integrate geriatric medicine into primary care  to maximize patient and family engagement, manage chronic disease, and promote optimal function in older adults. NYU and Montefiore will partner with Regional Aid for Interim Needs, Inc. (R.A.I.N.) to further integrate community resources into the care of older adults in the Bronx. The grant also provides increased geriatrics education for primary care providers, residents, and nursing staff focusing on key geriatrics topics including dementia screening and care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. 


Joe Verghese MD Geriatrics Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Joe Verghese, MD

Dr. Tara Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of geriatric nursing and executive director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, is principal investigator of the study. Montefiore Einstein site leaders are Dr. Amy Ehrlich, Professor of Clinical Medicine (Geriatrics) and Dr. Jessica Zwerling, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics (Neurology). Dr. Joe Verghese, chief of the Integrated Divisions of Cognitive & Motor Aging (Neurology) and Geriatrics (Medicine), director of Montefiore Einstein Center for the Aging Brain, and professor of neurology and of medicine (Geriatrics) at Einstein, is senior mentor.

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