Gary Epstein-Lubow, MD is a geriatric psychiatrist committed to improving care and services for dementia. Dr. Lubow earned his M.D. from The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine and Public Health; he completed general psychiatry residency, geriatric psychiatry fellowship, and postdoctoral NIMH T32 research training in treatment research at Brown University and Butler Hospital.
Dr. Lubow’s research addresses best practices for improving health services for persons with dementia, their family members and caregivers. He also collaborates on studies of psychosocial treatments for depression. As an educator, Dr. Lubow is a co-director of the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship of Alpert Medical School’s Primary Care – Population Medicine program.
Nationally, Dr. Lubow is a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services. He is a member of the Dementia Caregiving Network, started in 2014 under the John A. Hartford Foundation’s Change AGEnts Initiative, this program aims to achieve improvements in services, supports and care for persons with dementia and their family caregivers.
In Rhode Island, Dr. Lubow served as Vice President of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. He also worked as a Leadership Advisory Board member for the Safe Transitions Program directed by Healthcentric Advisors, the New England QIN-QIO. In his clinical work, Dr. Lubow provides emergency psychiatric services and he has attended to hundreds of elderly inpatients on Butler Hospital’s 22-bed geriatric psychiatry unit, where he worked as the Assistant Unit Chief for 9 years.
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