Seminar Series – Imagine This: Aging Happily in America by Tia Powell, MD
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The talk will focus on various factors that can enhance or diminish quality of life, including health but also going beyond the medical context to consider housing, isolation, community, ageism, purpose, and identity.
Tia Powell, MD, is director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics, holds the Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman chair in medical ethics, and is professor of epidemiology and psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Powell focuses on bioethics issues related to public policy, dementia, end-of-life care, the LGBT population, and public health disasters. She served 4 years as executive director of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, which was New York State’s bioethics commission. Dr. Powell has worked with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on many projects, and in 2021 chaired the report committee for Reducing the Impact of Dementia in America: a Decadal Survey of Behavioral and Social Sciences. She has also worked with CDC, NY State and City, and professional organizations on issues related to public health ethics and disasters. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association ethics committee, and a Fellow of the NY Academy of Medicine and of the Hastings Center. She is the author of Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End, published in 2019 by Penguin Random House. Dr. Powell received a B.A. from Harvard College and M.D. from Yale Medical School. During the 2021-22 academic year she split her time between Montefiore and AHRQ, a division of HHS, where she served as a special advisor on issues related to ethics, dementia, multiple chronic conditions and technology.