Alexis M Coulourides Kogan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

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Alexis Coulourides Kogan, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). She is a mixed-methods health systems researcher that focuses on translation and measurement of person-centered models of care for older adults and those with serious illness. Dr. Coulourides Kogan earned a BS from Tulane University in exercise and sports sciences, and a MS and Ph.D. in gerontology from the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. She is the recipient of a K99/R00 award from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health.


  • Clinician Perspectives on Group Visits for Advance Care Planning Among Caregivers and Older Adult Patients With Heart Failure J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Mar-Apr; 34(2):375-386. . View in PubMed
  • Developing the Geriatric Injury Documentation Tool (Geri-IDT) to Improve Documentation of Physical Findings in Injured Older Adults J Gen Intern Med. 2019 04; 34(4):567-574. . View in PubMed
  • Investigating the impact of intervention refusal on hospital readmission Am J Manag Care. 2017 Dec 01; 23(12):e394-e401. . View in PubMed
  • “Everyone Deserves to be Remembered Like This”: Videotaped Autobiography and End-of-Life Discussions Among Those With Serious or Terminal Illness J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 07; 54(1):e1-e3. . View in PubMed
  • “Unless You Bring It Up, You Won’t Know the Reactions of the People”: Older Japanese Americans’ Perceptions Toward Hospice Care and Advance Care Discussion and Planning J Palliat Med. 2017 05; 20(5):445-447. . View in PubMed
  • Be Well: An Exercise and Nutrition Pilot Intervention Impacting Blood Measures Jacobs Journal of Physiotherapy and Exercise. 2016; 1(2):014. . View in PubMed
  • Person-Centered Care: A Definition and Essential Elements J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Jan; 64(1):15-8. . 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
  • Person-Centered Care: The Business Case 2016. . 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
  • J Palliat Med. 2015 Dec; 18(12):1019-25. . View in PubMed
  • A role for social workers in improving care setting transitions: a case study Soc Work Health Care. 2015; 54(3):177-92. . View in PubMed
  • Be Well: results of a nutrition, exercise, and weight management intervention among at-risk older adults J Appl Gerontol. 2013 Oct; 32(7):889-901. . View in PubMed
  • Physician factors that influence patient referrals to end-of-life care Am J Manag Care. 2012 11 01; 18(11):e416-22. . View in PubMed
  • Racial/ethnic minority access to end-of-life care: a conceptual framework Home Health Care Serv Q. 2012; 31(1):60-83. . View in PubMed
  • Patient-centered approach to building problem solving skills among older primary care patients: problems identified and resolved J Gerontol Soc Work. 2011 Apr; 54(3):276-91. . View in PubMed
  • Use of role model stories to overcome barriers to hospice among African Americans J Palliat Med. 2011 Feb; 14(2):161-8. . View in PubMed