Melissa D Aldridge, PhD Email Melissa Aldridge
- PROFESSOR | Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Dr. Aldridge is a Professor and Vice-Chair for Research. She is a health services researcher focusing on quality and access to healthcare services for patients with serious illness and those at the end of life. Her body of work examines the impact of for-profit hospice ownership, size, and other organization-level features on the delivery of hospice care and access to hospice services. Her research expertise includes the use of large, national, population-based datasets including Medicare administrative and survey data. Dr. Aldridge leads the National Palliative Care Research Center's research methods technical assistance program and the Population Research and Effectiveness Core of Mount Sinai's Claude D. Pepper Center. Her formal research training includes a Ph.D. from Yale University's School of Public Health with emphasis in health economics, health policy, and statistical methods in health services research.
BA, College of the Holy Cross
MBA, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
MPH, Columbia University, Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health
PhD, Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Junior Faculty Investigator Award
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellowship
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Dr.Aldridge did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2020 and/or 2021: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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