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Joan Penrod

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
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  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota School of Public Health

  • M.S.W., School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • M.A., School of Business, University of Wisconsin, Madison


    Dr. Penrod is a health services researcher and directs the VA Center for Study of Health Care Across Systems and Sites of Care at the James J. Peters (Bronx) VA Medical Center.  Her research focuses on the effects of health services, practices and programs on the health and well being of older people and their families. Her current research includes the effects of palliative care consultation on outcomes, including costs of hospital care for veterans; quality indicators for palliative care in ICU; use of VA and Medicare services by disabled veterans; and formal and informal care costs of veterans with dementia.

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Dr. Penrod did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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