Grand Rounds Seminars
Please join us for our upcoming Grand Rounds Seminars! All seminars can be accessed via Zoom Webinar and times listed are in US Central time:
Meeting ID: 962 7633 6108
Thursday June 15, 12:00 noon
Jason R. Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Title: Towards disability justice: Optimizing recovery and resilience for older adults after serious illnesses and injuries
Abstract: Being at home and able to fully participate meaningfully in valued life activities outside the home are important outcomes for older adults after serious illnesses and injuries. Unfortunately, opportunities for recovery are not equitable among older adults who are socially isolated, experiencing poverty, or those who identify as a member of a minoritized racial or ethnic group. This talk will 1) provide an overview of current and emerging evidence on disparities in care for older adults recovering from catastrophically disabling events such as hip fracture, traumatic brain injury, and critical illness and 2) Highlight individual, health system, and policy interventions that could better promote equitable opportunities for community participation among older adults living with a new disability.
Bio: Dr. Falvey is a physical therapist and clinician-scientist with expertise using Medicare claims and national survey data to evaluate disparities in patient-centered outcomes among older adults recovering from traumatic injuries and illnesses. His clinical training was completed at Husson University in Bangor, Maine, and he subsequently completed a PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. He then completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in Epidemiology of Aging at Yale School of Medicine.
Dr. Falvey is the second ever physical therapist to be funded by a Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award (K76) from the National Institute on Aging, and he is also supported by research grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the Donaghue Foundation. Several of his 52 peer-reviewed publications have been published in high impact medical and surgical journals including JAMA Internal Medicine. His clinical and research expertise has been featured in local Baltimore and national news outlets including the Washington Post. Additionally, Dr. Falvey is a board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy with several years of experience working in home health care settings, and he still maintains an active clinical practice at the Baltimore Veterans Administration Hospital.