Dr. Wetle conducts research on the health and care of aging populations. Her applied ethics research on end of life decisions has focused on preferences and experiences of older persons and practices of health care professionals. She studies the influence of nursing home medical staff organization on processes of care and patient outcomes. She also is active in evaluation of services and educational programs. She has recently published a book on qualitative and mixed methods research.
Dr. Wetle is Dean of the School of Public Health, and is Professor of Health Services Research, Policy and Practice. She was most recently Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. Formerly, she was Director for the Braceland Center for Mental Health and Aging at the Institute of Living; and Associate Professor of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center, School of Medicine. She is former Associate Director of the Division on Aging and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. At Yale, she was Director of the Program in Long Term Care Administration and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health. She previously worked in federal government as a Social Policy Analyst for the Administration on Aging, DHHS, and in local government as director of an Area Agency on Aging in Portland, Oregon. She is Past-President of the Gerontological Society of America and past President of the American Federation for Aging Research. She recently was awarded a Docteure Honoris Causa by the University of Geneva and the Donald P. Kent Award by the Gerontological Society of America. She is appointed to the NIH National Advisory Council on Aging and the NIH Council on Councils.
TERRIE WETLE, PHD
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