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Debra Saliba, MD, MPH

Debra Saliba, MD, MPH

[CONTACT INFORMATION]
UCLA/ JH Borun Center for Gerontological Research
10945 Le Conte Avenue, Suite 2339
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-8253
Fax: (310) 794-2199
E-mail: saliba@rand.org

[AFFILIATION]
Director, UCLA/Jewish Home Borun Center for Gerontological Research
Physician, VA GLAHS GRECC AND HSR&D Center of Excellence
Senior Natural Scientist, RAND Health

[EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS]
Fellowship, UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatrics 1996-1998
MPH, Internal Medicine (Epidemiology), University of California, Los Angeles, 1995
Fellowship, Health Services Research, Division of General Medicine, VAMC/UCLA, Los Angeles, 1993-1996
Internship/Residency, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, 1986-1989
MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, 1986
BA, Economics, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1982

[AWARDS & RECOGNITION]
John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Research from the Joint Commission and National Quality Forum awarded to the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (ACOVE) team, 2008
Most Outstanding Overall Meeting Paper, American Geriatrics Society 2008 Annual Meeting, 2008
Best Paper Award in Research on Geriatric Syndromes, American Geriatrics Society 2008 Annual Meeting, 2008
Best Paper Award in Health Services Research, American Geriatrics Society 2008 Annual Meeting, 2008
Anna and Harry Borun Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology, 2007
Best Contributor Award for the Year's Most Outstanding Article with the Greatest Impact on Long Term Care, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2005

[RESEARCH INTERESTS]
Chronic conditions/morbidity
Cognitive function
Community-based participatory research
Functional status
Long-term care
Quality of care in nursing homes
Quality of life

[SELECT PUBLICATIONS]
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[OTHER GRANTS]
VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) — National Conference Planning Grant: "Long Term Care Services in VA Innovative Approaches to Quality Improvement". (CSF 10-179; Co-Investigator: D. Saliba)

VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) — Improving Quality of Primary Care for Fall Prevention in Older Veterans. (PCC2009-091302; Co-Investigator, Mentor: D. Saliba)

AHRQ — Refine, Develop, and Conduct Formative Evaluation of High-Impact Training Modules for Front-line Nursing Home Personnel to Improve Patient Safety. (HQ144-1000; Co-PI: D. Saliba)

Picker Institute — Developing Staff Skills for Interviewing Vulnerable Elders in Nursing Homes. (Challenge Grant 21; PI: D. Saliba)

VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) — Survey of VA Clinicians' Fall Prevention and Assessment Practices. (RRP 08-382; Co-PI: D. Saliba)

VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) — Pilot Testing and Validation of Changes to the Minimum Data Set for VA Nursing Homes. (SDR 03-217; PI: D. Saliba)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services — Evaluation of the Minimum Data Set for Nursing Homes. (500-00-0027 [RAND HE 702]; PI: D. Saliba)

Veterans Administration Rehabilitation Research & Development — Impact of Organizational Factors of the Spoke and Hub Model in Spinal Cord Injury Care. (RRP 07-346; Co-PI: D. Saliba)

VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) — Evacuation of Veterans from Nursing Homes Due to Katrina and Rita. (PCC: 2006-020247; Co-PI, Co-Mentor for PI: D. Saliba)

VA VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) — VA and Indian Health Service: Access for American Indian Veterans. (ACC 03-304; Co-PI: D. Saliba)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Grant to the University of Colorado — Uniform Patient Assessment for Post Acute Care. (PI of subcontract from University of Colorado: D. Saliba)

Common Wealth Fund — Technical Expert Experience with the Minimum Data Set for Nursing Homes. (20031442 [RAND HE738]; PI: D. Saliba)

Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) — Nursing Home Selection, How Do Consumer's Choose? (HE 992-1000; Co-PI: D. Saliba)

California Health Care Foundation Grant to UCLA — Health Status and Risk of Decline for Elders with Diabetes. (PI of RAND subcontract from UCLA: D. Saliba)