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Group Respite

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Leadership in Aging





The Brookdale Foundation Group


Frank W. Burr Blvd

Suite 13

Teaneck, NJ









Joseph J. Gallo, MD, MPH

Dr. Gallo is a Professor in the Department of Mental Health at John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. His work focuses on age differences in the symptoms of depression, especially as this relates to the presentation of older adults in the primary care setting. The standard criteria for depression may be less helpful to the primary care doctor than to the psychiatrist, even if one sets aside that age-relevant criteria for depression does not exist. Dr. Gallo received his BS degree in Chemistry from Fordham University and his MD degree from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. After a residency in Family Medicine, he took additional training in Geriatrics and in Psychiatric Epidemiology. He holds a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.   

Brookdale Fellow Class of 1995