About: Leadership

Susan Mitchell, MD, MPH
Multiple Principal Investigator, IMPACT Collaboratory

Senior Scientist, Hebrew SeniorLife’s Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research
Professor of Medicine, Harvard University
Faculty, Division of Geriatrics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Susan Mitchell, MD, MPH, is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and senior scientist at Hebrew SeniorLife’s Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research in Boston, where she directs the Palliative Care in Aging Research Center and co-directs the Interventional Studies in Aging Center. She is a geriatrician and health services researcher. Her research focuses on improving outcomes for older patients with advanced illness, particularly those living with dementia. Dr. Mitchell has been the principal investigator on many large research projects funded by the NIH, including several cluster randomized clinical trials, and has authored many key scientific publications related to this topic. Dr. Mitchell is also a current recipient of a NIH-NIA Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award and an active mentor of young investigators and was supported by an NIH-NIA K24 Mid-Career Investigator Award for ten years.

Vincent Mor, PhD
Multiple Principal Investigator, IMPACT Collaboratory

Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice and the Florence Pirce Grant University Health, Brown University School of Public Health
Research Health Scientist, Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center

Vincent Mor, PhD, is a professor of health services, policy & practice and Florence Pirce Grant Professor in the Brown University School of Public Health and has been principal investigator of 40+ NIH-funded grants focusing on use of health services and outcomes of frail and chronically ill people. He has evaluated the impact of programs and policies including Medicare funding of hospice, changes in Medicare nursing home payment, and the introduction of nursing home quality measures. He co-authored the Congressionally mandated Minimum Data Set (MDS) and was architect of an integrated Medicare claims and clinical assessment data structure used for policy analysis, pharmacoepidemiology and population outcome measurement. Dr. Mor developed summary measures using MDS data to characterize residents’ physical, cognitive, and psycho-social functioning. These data resources are the heart of Dr. Mor’s NIA- funded Program Project Grant, “Changing Long Term Care in America,” which examines the impact of Medicaid and Medicare policies on long-term care. These data are also at the core of a series of large, pragmatic cluster randomized trials of novel nursing home-based interventions led by Dr. Mor.