Dr. O’Neill is the Associate Director of Research and Education for the University of Arizona Center on Aging, a Board of Regents Center of Excellence dedicated to promoting healthy aging through interdisciplinary programs in research, education, clinical care and community engagement, and a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine. She has more than 10 years’ experience in developing and implementing innovative geriatric education and training for academic and community audiences. Her interdisciplinary research has focused on hoarding disorder, models of home care medicine, Alzheimer’s disease, and optimizing resident quality of life in independent and assisted living settings. Passionate about health policy and advocacy she is active in several statewide committees dedicated to older adults including holding several leadership positions on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging – including Chair, 2017-2019, and working with the Arizona Alzheimer’s Task Force to help develop the Arizona Alzheimer’s State Plan. Dr. O’Neill received her Doctor of Behavioral Health from Arizona State University and her Master of Public Health from the University of Arizona.
The National Alliance for Caregiving; and the Elder Justice Initiative, Department of Justice (DOJ)