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Panelist: Martha L. Bruce, PhD, MPH
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Professor of Sociology in Psychiatry
Associate Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY

Martha L. Bruce, Ph.D., M.P.H. is Professor of Sociology in Psychiatry at Weill Medical College and the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Associate Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry.  A sociologist and psychiatric epidemiologist, Dr. Bruce conducts community-based services research aimed at improving access to quality mental health among vulnerable older adults suffering from depression.  Dr. Bruce has been the Principal Investigator of an NIMH-funded Interventions and Practice Research Infrastructure Program award (R24), that works in partnership with community-based agencies to develop research aimed at improving the treatment and outcomes of depression in elderly patients receiving home health services.  She is Principal Investigator of a New York State contract to assess residents of Adult Homes (i.e., Board and Care) serving elderly adults and adults with chronic and severe mental illness. She is also Principal Investigator of the Cornell subcontract of the NIMH funded (to U. Penn) R01 to investigate the impact of depression treatment on mortality in the NIMH-funded, multi-site Prevention of Suicide in Primary Care Elderly: Collaborative Trial (PROSPECT), and Co-Director of the Ithaca-based Cornell Institute for Translation Research on Aging. Currently, Dr. Bruce chairs the NIMH Services Research Review Group (SRV; now SRNS) and is chair of the Board of Directors of the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation. She serves on the External Advisory Board for VNSNY Center for Mental Health Services.

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