Social Connections: Moving from Research to Practice
Join us at 3 p.m. CST on June 23, 2020 for our next webinar. Dr. Carla M. Perissinotto will discuss social isolation, loneliness and the importance of social connections. If you are interested in attending the webinar, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carla M. Perissinotto, M.D., M.H.S., is an associate professor in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics and palliative medicine. Since 2017, she has served as the associate chief for geriatrics clinical programs at UCSF. In this role, she oversees and develops new clinical programs serving older adults across care settings. Her main work is in UCSF Care at Home, which provides medical care to home-bound older adults, and in embedded geriatrics consulting practices. Dr. Perissinotto has gained national and international recognition for her research on the effects of loneliness on the health of older adults. Most recently, her research has focused on integration of loneliness assessments in health care, and evaluation and implementation of community-based programs focused on ameliorating loneliness and isolation in adults.