Joan D Penrod

Joan D Penrod, PhD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

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.


MA, School of Business, University of Wisconsin, Madison

MSW, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin, Madison

PhD, University of Minnesota School of Public Health