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David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
Peter V. Ueberroth building
10945 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095
David Reuben, MD (Principal Investigator) is Director, Multi-campus Program in Geriatrics Medicine and Gerontology (MPGMG) and Chief, Division of Geriatrics at UCLA Center for Health Sciences. He is the Archstone Foundation Chair and Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Since 1993, Dr. Reuben has been director of the UCLA Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. Dr Reuben will serve as Associate Director for the CTSI to oversee geriatric research within the Integration domain area. Dr. Reuben is primarily known for his health services research, including clinical epidemiology, practice redesign, and implementation science. Dr. Reuben also has strong leadership and administrative skills that will be important in his service on the CTSIs Internal Advisory Board. He was one of the inaugural California Healthcare Foundation leadership development fellows and has served as principal investigator of numerous large studies including one of the first Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Challenge awards and the PCORI/NIA-sponsored STRIDE study that is aimed at reducing serious falls related injuries. He is currently PI on 4 major grants (one each from NIA and CMS and 2 from PCORI). Dr. Reuben has received the Dennis H. Jahnigen Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to education in the field of geriatrics (2000), the Joseph T. Freeman Award by the Gerontological Society of America (2008), and the Henderson Award from the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) (2012). Dr. Reuben was part of the team that received the 2008 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Research - Joint Commission and National Quality Forum (NQF), for Assessing Care of the Vulnerable Elderly (ACOVE). He has served leadership positions with the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (President), AGS (President), and the American Board of Internal Medicine (Board of Directors and Board Chair).