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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









Joan D. Penrod, PhD

Dr. PenrodDr. Penrod is an Associate Professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  She directs the Research Design and Analysis Core of the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center of Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  In addition, she conducts research on the health and healthcare of veterans at the James J. Peters (Bronx) VA Medical Center. She obtained her degree in health services research, policy and administration from the Institute for Health Services Research at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Penrod’s research focuses on the effects of health services, practices and programs on the health and well being of older people and their families. Her current research includes study of the effects of palliative care consultation on outcomes, including costs of hospital care; quality indicators for palliative care in ICU; improving family satisfaction with palliative care for veterans.

Brookdale Fellow Class of 1998