Joanne Lynn, MD, MS, MA

Director, Program to Improve Eldercare at Altarum

Joanne Lynn, MD, MS, MA, is the Director of the Program to Improve Eldercare at Altarum. One of the first hospice physicians in the US and an early developer of palliative care, Dr. Lynn is author of 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and 80 books and chapters on geriatrics, palliative care, and end of life care. She has been a tenured professor at the George Washington School of Medicine and at Dartmouth Medical School and has worked in quality improvement for CMS, IHI, and the Washington, DC, Department of Health. She has led the team that has developed the MediCaring Communities reform model for eldercare and is working to generate communities capable of improving the performance of their eldercare arrangements. Other current projects include expansion of PACE to serve elders who are not enrolled in Medicaid and enabling better conditions for paid and unpaid caregivers.