Rebecca Brown wrote a Penn LDI Blog post titled "Functional Impairment in Middle Aged Adults" about her recent research studies titled "Changes in the Hierarchy of Functional Impairment From Middle Age to Older Age" and "Association of Functional Impairment in Middle Age With Hospitalization, Nursing Home Admission, and Death".
Congratulations to Rebecca T. Brown (PARC) on being awarded two recent grant awards from National Institute on Aging (NIA) Impairment in Middle-Aged Adults (Co-Investigators include Irma T. Elo and Norma B. Coe) and Trajectories of Cognition in Middle Age: Implications for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias in the U.S. (Co-Investigators include Norma B. Coe and Jason Karlawish). While results are still forthcoming for her recently awarded grants, read this paper on how homelessness and health are interconnected and see her new Spotlight to learn more about her research and its implications.
Rebecca Brown's (PARC Research Associate) study titled "Older adults' access to primary care: Gender, racial, and ethnic disparities in telemedicine" was cited in a Penn LDI Blog which explored the utilization of telemedicine for healthcare checkups during the pandemic.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
M.D., Medicine, Harvard School of Medicine, 2005
Rebecca Brown MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine. Her research focuses on optimizing functional status among socioeconomically disadvantaged older adults. She has conducted work examining the burden, risk factors, and outcomes of functional impairment and other geriatric conditions among vulnerable older populations, and her current work focuses on improving functional status among older adults in both clinic and home-based settings. Dr. Brown completed her medical school training at Harvard Medical School. She completed residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), followed by fellowship in geriatric medicine at Harvard Medical School, including an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She returned to UCSF for a research fellowship in geriatric medicine and joined the faculty of the UCSF Division of Geriatrics in 2013. She joined the Penn faculty in her current position in 2018.