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Laura Mosqueda, MD
Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Professor of Family Medicine
Family Medicine
HSA Unit 22 A-6 6426 1000 S. Fremont Avenue Health Sciences Campus Alhambra

Overview

Laura Mosqueda, MD was appointed Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on
May 1, 2018. Prior to her appointment as Dean, Dr. Mosqueda, a Professor of Family
Medicine and Geriatrics and a Professor at the USC Leonard Davis School of
Gerontology, served as Associate Dean of Primary Care and the Chair of Family
Medicine.

Laura Mosqueda, MD was appointed Interim Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of
USC on October 6, 2017. Prior to her appointment as Interim Dean, Dr. Mosqueda, a
Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics and a Professor at the USC Leonard Davis
School of Gerontology, served as Chair of Family Medicine and Associate Dean of
Primary Care. Before coming to the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Dr. Mosqueda
worked at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine for fourteen years.
Starting as the director of the Program in Geriatrics, she occupied the Ronald W Reagan
Endowed Chair in Geriatrics and later served as the Chair of Family Medicine and
Associate Dean of Primary Care.

An accomplished physician and researcher, Dr. Mosqueda is a national and
international expert on elder abuse and neglect. She has testified in front of Congress
and has been invited to the White House several times to discuss elder justice
initiatives. She has taken the lead on landmark studies to identify forensic markers of
abuse and neglect. Mosqueda created the nation’s first Elder Abuse Forensic Center in
2006, a model that has been replicated across the United States. She works with
community partners to implement changes that cross medical, social, mental health
and criminal justice systems. She is the director of the National Center on Elder Abuse,
a $2.95 million federally-funded initiative which focuses on information regarding
policy, research, training, and resources related to the neglect and exploitation of
older adults for policymakers, professionals, and the public.

She served as the president of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic
Programs from 2010-2013 and completed a two-year Healthcare Leadership Program
fellowship through the California HealthCare Foundation in 2013. She served as a
member of the Institute of Medicine Forum on Global Violence Prevention from 2013-
2017.

She has served as the principal investigator on multiple studies and projects funded by
diverse groups including the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Justice,
Administration for Community Living, and the John A. Hartford Foundation. She has
contributed numerous publications to peer-reviewed journals and served as co-editor
on four books about geriatric medicine.

In addition to Dr. Mosqueda’s leadership in clinical care and research, she has been
actively involved in medical education. She has mentored medical students, graduate
students, residents and clinical fellows. Graduating students awarded her the Gold
Humanism in Medicine Award in 2009. At UC Irvine she was the principal investigator
of a $2 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation which led to innovative
and sustained curricular changes in geriatric education. At the Keck School of
Medicine, she was the principal investigator of a $2.5 million federally funded grant on
geriatric workforce enhancement across multiple disciplines. She has particular
interest in care of vulnerable and underserved populations and precepts
interprofessional health care students at a homeless shelter on Skid Row.

Awards

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctors of 2016, 2016

PBS's Next Avenue: 50 Most Remarkable Influencers on Aging, 2015

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine: Thomas C. Cesario Distinguished Clinician Award, 2013

Orange County Medical Association: Physician of Excellence, 2013

Best Doctors, Inc.: Best Doctor in America in Geriatric Medicine, 2013

US Department of Justice : Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services, 2011

Orange County Chapter of the California Academy of Family Physicians : Physician of the Year Award, 2011

CalOptima: Circle of Care Provider Award, 2010

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Office of Educational Affairs: Department Chair/Division Chief Award for Excellence, 2010

Best Doctors, Inc. : Best Doctor in America in Geriatric Medicine, 2010

American Medical Student Association: Women Leaders in Medicine Award, 2010

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine: Gold Humanism Honor Society Advisor, 2010

Orange County Medical Association and Orange Coast Magazine: Physician of Excellence in Geriatrics/Family Medicine, 2010

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine: Gold Humanism in Medicine Award, 2009

Orange County Medical Association and Orange Coast Magazine: Physician of Excellence in Geriatrics/Family Medicine, 2009

University of California Medical Center: ARISE Exemplary Performance Award, 2009

University of California, Irvine Emeriti Association: Annual Outstanding Mentoring Award, 2009

Publications

The Abuse Intervention Model: A Pragmatic Approach to Intervention for Elder Mistreatment. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Sep; 64(9):1879-83. View in: PubMed

Full-Thickness and Unstageable Pressure Injuries That Develop in Nursing Home Residents Despite Consistently Good Quality Care. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2016 Sep-Oct; 43(5):464-70. View in: PubMed

State of the science on prevention of elder abuse and lessons learned from child abuse and domestic violence prevention: Toward a conceptual framework for research. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2016 Aug-Dec; 28(4-5):263-300. View in: PubMed

Is This Broken Bone Because of Abuse? Characteristics and Comorbid Diagnoses in Older Adults with Fractures. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Aug; 64(8):1651-5. View in: PubMed

Variability in Findings From Adult Protective Services Investigations of Elder Abuse in California. J Evid Inf Soc Work. 2016; 13(1):34-44. View in: PubMed

Person-Centered Care for Older Adults with Chronic Conditions and Functional Impairment: A Systematic Literature Review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Jan; 64(1):e1-7. View in: PubMed

A clinic-based pilot intervention to enhance diabetes management for elderly Hispanic patients. J Health Environ Educ. 2016; 8:1-6. View in: PubMed

Moving Toward Implementation of Person-Centered Care for Older Adults in Community-Based Medical and Social Service Settings: "You Only Get Things Done When Working in Concert with Clients". J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Jan; 64(1):e8-14. View in: PubMed

Medical implications of elder abuse and neglect. Clin Geriatr Med. 2014 Nov; 30(4):xv-xvi. View in: PubMed

What is a geriatrician? American Geriatrics Society and Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs end-of-training entrustable professional activities for geriatric medicine. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 May; 62(5):924-9. View in: PubMed

Injury patterns and causal mechanisms of bruising in physical elder abuse. J Forensic Nurs. 2013 Apr-Jun; 9(2):84-91; quiz E1-2. View in: PubMed

The prevalence of elder self-neglect in a community-dwelling population: hoarding, hygiene, and environmental hazards. J Aging Health. 2012 Apr; 24(3):507-24. View in: PubMed

Elder abuse and self-neglect: "I don't care anything about going to the doctor, to be honest. . . ". JAMA. 2011 Aug 03; 306(5):532-40. View in: PubMed

Geriatricians and psychologists: essential ingredients in the evaluation of elder abuse and neglect. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2010 Jul; 22(3-4):281-90. View in: PubMed

The center of excellence on elder abuse and neglect at the University of California, Irvine. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2010 Jul; 22(3-4):247-54. View in: PubMed

Vision for 2020. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2010 Jul; 22(3-4):375-86. View in: PubMed

Elder abuse forensic centers. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2010 Jul; 22(3-4):255-74. View in: PubMed

Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect. Introduction. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2010 Jul; 22(3-4):219-20. View in: PubMed

Screening for abuse and neglect of people with dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Mar; 58(3):493-500. View in: PubMed

Bruising as a marker of physical elder abuse. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Jul; 57(7):1191-6. View in: PubMed

Consortium for research in elder self-neglect of Texas research: advancing the field for practitioners. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Nov; 56 Suppl 2:S276-80. View in: PubMed

Primary care for adults with physical disabilities: perceptions from consumer and provider focus groups. Fam Med. 2008 Oct; 40(9):645-51. View in: PubMed

Does risk adjustment of the CMS quality measures for nursing homes matter? Med Care. Does risk adjustment of the CMS quality measures for nursing homes matter? Med Care. 2008 May; 46(5):532-41. View in: PubMed

Combating elder and dependent adult mistreatment: the role of the clinical psychologist. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2008; 20(3):207-30. View in: PubMed

Physical abuse of the elderly: the medical director's response. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2007 Mar; 8(3 Suppl 2):e61-4. View in: PubMed

The importance of reporting mistreatment of the elderly. Am Fam Physician. 2007 Mar 01; 75(5):628. View in: PubMed

Physical abuse of the elderly: the medical director's response. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2006 May; 7(4):242-5. View in: PubMed

Findings from an elder abuse forensic center. Gerontologist. 2006 Apr; 46(2):277-83. View in: PubMed

Student Senior Partnership Program: University of California Irvine School of Medicine. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2006; 27(2):25-35. View in: PubMed

The life cycle of bruises in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Aug; 53(8):1339-43. View in: PubMed

Elder financial abuse: an evaluation framework and supporting evidence. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Jul; 53(7):1123-7. View in: PubMed

Advancing the field of elder mistreatment: a new model for integration of social and medical services. Gerontologist. 2004 Oct; 44(5):703-8. View in: PubMed

University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine. Acad Med. 2004 Jul; 79(7 Suppl):S11-6. View in: PubMed

A caring partnership: expectations of ageing persons with disabilities for their primary care doctors. Fam Pract. 2003 Dec; 20(6):635-41. View in: PubMed

Four models of medical education about elder mistreatment. Acad Med. 2002 Nov; 77(11):1101-6. View in: PubMed

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