Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Molly Perkins is a social gerontologist and medical sociologist with research interests in social determinants of health and disparities, aging in minority and vulnerable populations, functional wellness, and long-term care. She is a National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIH/NCMHD) Scholar and a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. A key focus of her current work is on palliative care and chronic disease management, with a primary focus on vulnerable aging populations. Dr. Perkins holds a joint appointment with Atlanta VA Medical Center as a research health scientist and is the Atlanta Site Director for Research for the Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC). In addition, she is a member of the graduate faculty of the Emory Department of Sociology and has an adjunct faculty appointment in the Emory School of Nursing. Dr. Perkins is Co-Principal Investigator and Co-Director of a newly established Edward R. Roybal Center for Translational Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences focused on dementia caregiving at Emory University funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). She also co-directs the Scientific Working Group on HIV and Aging within Emory’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and co-leads the national NIH Inter CFAR HIV and Aging Working Group.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM EST