Dr. Deborah Freeland is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Geriatric Medicine Division at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Her love for older adults started in college when she was working as a certified nurse assistant in a local nursing home. She then attended UT Southwestern Medical School, completed her Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview, and returned to UT Southwestern Medical Center for her Geriatrics fellowship. Her clinical focus is on home-based primary care for older adults with specific interests in health equity and promoting advance care planning. Her medical education focus is on building intergenerational programs to promote positive interactions between generations to help change society’s views on aging for the better. She is an active member of the American Geriatrics Society, the American Academy of Home Care Medicine, and the Society of General Internal Medicine.