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Katie MaslowKatie Maslow, msw

Katie Maslow is a visiting scholar at the Gerontological Society of America. The primary focus of her work is care-related issues for older people with cognitive impairment, dementia, and co-existing medical conditions. She is currently co-chair for the National Research Summit on Care, Services and Support for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers, which will take place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, in October 2017.

Before joining the GSA in 2016, Katie was a scholar-in-residence at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), National Academies of Science, in Washington DC. She was a co-author of the 2012 IOM report, The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands? She also contributed to the 2015 IOM report, Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action, and directed a series of meetings on advanced dementia conducted by IOM for the U.S. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).

Before joining the IOM in 2011, Ms. Maslow worked for the Alzheimer's Association, where she directed practice, research and policy initiatives to improve the quality, coordination, and outcomes of health care and long-term services and supports for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their family caregivers. She has a bachelor's degree in sociology and psychology from Stanford University and a master's degree in social work from Howard University.

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