On the August 23 edition of Boomer Generation Radio, the guests are Laura Mosqueda, Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC, in Los Angeles, CA, discussing elder abuse and neglect, and David Rubenstein, Psy.D., associate vice president for student wellness at Rowan University, discussing mental health issues relevant to college students.
About the Guests
Laura Mosqueda, MD, FAAFP, AGSF
Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics (Clinical Scholar) and Associate Dean of Primary Care, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Laura Mosqueda, MD, FAAFP, AGSF, is a widely respected authority on geriatric and family medicine, elder abuse, and care of the elderly and underserved. She is also an expert on medical education curricula design, development and implementation.
Prior to joining USC, Mosqueda served the past 16 years at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine as associate dean of primary care, chair and professor of family medicine and geriatrics, and holder of the the Ronald W. Reagan Endowed Chair in Geriatrics. She was the principal investigator on a four-year, $2 million grant from the Reynolds Foundation that led to integration of geriatrics education throughout the UCI School of Medicine and was chair of the school’s committee that provided oversight of all medical education activities.
Mosqueda is the co-director of the National Center on Elder Abuse, a federally-funded initiative that serves as the nation’s coordinating body and clearinghouse for information on research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. She is the principal investigator for a major Health and Human Services-funded study that addresses primary and secondary prevention of the abuse of people who have a dementing illness, and is the leader of numerous other activities related to elder justice.
Dr. Rubenstein received his PsyD from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1994. His areas of professional interest include outpatient psychotherapy, supervision, teaching, leadership, substance abuse treatment, and the treatment of HIV/AIDS. His theoretical orientation is Integrative, and includes Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Boomer Generation Radio is sponsored in part by Kendal Corporation, a Quaker-based provider of continuing care retirement communities in the Northeast and Midwest, airs on WWDB-AM 860 every Tuesday at 10 a.m., and features news and conversation aimed at Baby Boomers and the issues facing them as members of what Rabbi Address calls “the club sandwich generation.” You can hear the show live on AM 860, or streamed live from the WWDB website.
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