Steven R. Counsell, MD, FACP, AGSF is Professor of Medicine at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine. He was the Founding Director of the IU Geriatrics program from 1997-2016 and is former Chief of Geriatrics at public safety net health system Eskenazi Health, Chief of Geriatrics at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, and Geriatrics Service Line Chief for IU Health Physicians in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Counsell has conducted large-scale clinical trials testing system level interventions aimed at improving quality, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare for older adults. He developed the Geriatric Resources for Assessment and Care of Elders (GRACE) model of complex care management shown to improve outcomes and reduce hospital utilization in high risk low-income seniors. Dr. Counsell traveled to Australia where as a 2008-2009 Australian-American Health Policy Fellow he studied “Innovative Models of Coordinating Care for Older Adults.” As a 2009-2010 U.S. Health and Aging Policy Fellow, Dr. Counsell studied “Policies for Better Care Coordination in Vulnerable Elders”. In 2016, Dr. Counsell became the inaugural Medical Director for the Division of Aging of the State of Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) where he is working to improve integration of health care and long-term services and supports for older adults and people with disabilities dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Dr. Counsell is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine, and a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) for which he recently served as President and Chair of the Board of Directors.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); and Administration on Aging (AoA)/Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)