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    Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA

    Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA, is the Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He directs the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care and holds joint appointments on the faculties of the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Nursing. The mission of the Lipitz Center is to improve the health and quality of life for people with complex health care needs by conducting research and disseminating new knowledge. The Center is also committed to preparing the next generation of leaders in this field. Dr. Boult advises masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral students and teaches two graduate-level courses: “Innovations in Health Care for Aging Populations,” and “New Frontiers in Gerontology.”  As a geriatrician for more than 20 years, he has extensive experience in developing, testing, evaluating, and diffusing new models of health care for older persons.  His current research focuses on Guided Care, a novel, multi-disciplinary model of comprehensive care for older people with multiple chronic conditions. Guided Care is designed to improve the quality, outcomes and efficiency of complex health care through evidence-based planning, patient monitoring, care coordination, promotion of self-management, and support for family caregivers. Dr. Boult is the Principal Investigator of a multi-site, cluster-randomized controlled trial of Guided Care involving 49 physicians, 904 older patients, and 319 family members in the Baltimore-Washington DC area.

    As an expert on chronic care, Dr. Boult speaks frequently at meetings and conferences in the United States and abroad.  He has published projections of the number of disabled older Americans in the 21st century and numerous studies of the outcomes of innovative models of health care for older persons. He created the first validated instrument for identifying high-risk older persons (the Pra) and co-edited a book entitled “New Ways to Care for Older People: Building Systems Based on Evidence: Springer Publishing Company. He received the Excellence in Research Award from the American Geriatrics Society in 2000. From 2000-2005 he edited the “Models and Systems of Geriatric Care” Section of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In 2008 he received the David H. Solomon Award from the UCLA Medical School and the Excellence in Program Innovation Award (for Guided Care) from the American Public Health Association.

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    Successful Models of Health Care for Older Adults with Chronic Conditions


    Presentation Date

    Princeton Conference XVI: May 20, 2009

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