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Amy S. Kelley, MD, MSHS

Amy S. Kelley

Dr. Kelley is an Assistant Professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  She has a BA in Biology from Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences and received her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College.  She trained in internal medicine and completed a geriatric medicine fellowship at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center.  She was awarded a fellowship in the National Research Service Award program through the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at the University of California, Los Angeles and she has completed a Masters of Science in Health Services through the UCLA School of Public Health.

Dr. Kelley’s research focuses on medical decision making for older adults with serious illness.  She is particularly interested in physician practice patterns and the relationship between patient characteristics and intensity of care. As a Brookdale Fellow, Dr. Kelley is using existing data from the Health and Retirement Study, Medicare claims, and the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care to explore the relationship between patient-level characteristics, regional resources and Medicare expenditures. This analysis will help determine to what extent wide regional variation in treatment intensity is explained by patient characteristics versus regional resources. Dr. Kelley also aims to develop a prospective method to identify older adults at increased risk for high intensity treatment that may conflict with personal preferences.  This research will lay the groundwork for future efforts to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions to promote preference-guided medical decision making for older adults.

Dr. Kelley’s primary mentor is Catherine A. Sarkisian, MD, MSPH, and her secondary mentors include R. Sean Morrison, MD, Susan L. Ettner, PhD, and Neil S. Wenger, MD, MPH.

Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellow Class of 2009