Keck School Faculty

Laura Mosqueda

Laura Mosqueda

Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics
Family Medicine
1000 S. Fremont Avenue Health Sciences Campus Alhambra

UCLA: The David H. Solomon Memorial Award, 2021

Los Angeles Business Journal: LA 500, LA’s Most-Influential in 2020, 2020

: Vanguard Award for Distinguished Service in Elder Abuse Prevention, 2019

American Geriatrics Society: Edward Henderson Award, 2019

: National Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition Rosalie S. Wolf Memorial Elder Abuse Prevention Award, 2018

: Academy on Violence and Abuse Vincent J. Felitti Distinguished Scholar Award, 2018

Los Angeles Business Journal: LA 500, LA’s Most-Influential, 2018

: Proyecto Pastoral’s 2018 Women of Impact, 2018

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctors of 2016, 2016

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

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

Orange County Medical Association: Physician of Excellence, 2013

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

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

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

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

CalOptima: Circle of Care Provider Award, 2010

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

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

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

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

Interpersonal dysfunction predicts subsequent financial exploitation vulnerability in a sample of adults over 50: a prospective observational study Aging Ment Health. 2022 May 18; 1-9. . View in PubMed

Cognitive and neuroimaging correlates of financial exploitation vulnerability in older adults without dementia: Implications for early detection of Alzheimer's disease Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2022 09; 140:104773. . View in PubMed

Frontline provider perceptions of implementing home-based palliative care covered by an insurer Health Serv Res. 2022 08; 57(4):872-880. . View in PubMed

Validity and Reliability of the Scale to Report Emotional Stress Signs-Multiple Sclerosis (STRESS-MS) in Assessing Abuse and Neglect of Adults With Multiple Sclerosis Int J MS Care. 2022 Jan-Feb; 24(1):18-24. . View in PubMed

Increased Financial Altruism is Associated with Alzheimer's Disease Neurocognitive Profile in Older Adults J Alzheimers Dis. 2022; 88(3):995-1005. . View in PubMed

From the hospital to the streets: Bringing care to the unsheltered homeless in Los Angeles Healthc (Amst). 2021 Sep; 9(3):100557. . View in PubMed

Factors associated with staff-to-resident abuse in Norwegian nursing homes: a cross-sectional exploratory study BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Mar 19; 21(1):244. . View in PubMed

Bringing Advances in Elder Abuse Research Methodology and Theory to Evaluation of Interventions J Appl Gerontol. 2021 11; 40(11):1437-1446. . View in PubMed

Perceived Types, Causes, and Consequences of Financial Exploitation: Narratives From Older Adults J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2021 04 23; 76(5):996-1004. . View in PubMed

Abuse and neglect of people with multiple sclerosis: A survey with the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS) Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2020 Nov; 46:102530. . View in PubMed

Elder abuse in Norwegian nursing homes: a cross-sectional exploratory study BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Jan 03; 20(1):9. . View in PubMed

Elder Abuse Characteristics Based on Calls to the National Center on Elder Abuse Resource Line J Appl Gerontol. 2020 10; 39(10):1078-1087. . View in PubMed

Multicenter Validation of an Emergency Department-Based Screening Tool to Identify Elder Abuse Ann Emerg Med. 2020 09; 76(3):280-290. . View in PubMed

Elder Abuse in the COVID-19 Era J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 07; 68(7):1386-1387. . View in PubMed

Physical and mental health correlates of perceived financial exploitation in older adults: Preliminary findings from the Finance, Cognition, and Health in Elders Study (FINCHES) Aging Ment Health. 2020 05; 24(5):740-746. . View in PubMed

Ability of Older Adults to Report Elder Abuse: An Emergency Department-Based Cross-Sectional Study J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 01; 68(1):170-175. . View in PubMed

Functional Connectivity Correlates of Perceived Financial Exploitation in Older Adults Front Aging Neurosci. 2020; 12:583433. . View in PubMed

Frailty and Perceived Financial Exploitation: Findings from the Finance, Cognition, and Health in Elders Study Gerontol Geriatr Med. 2020 Jan-Dec; 6:2333721420971073. . View in PubMed

Examining Primary Care Health Encounters for Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder Am J Occup Ther. 2019 Sep/Oct; 73(5):7305185030p1-7305185030p11. . 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

What Can Elder Mistreatment Researchers Learn About Primary Prevention From Family Violence Intervention Models? Gerontologist. 2019 07 16; 59(4):601-609.. View in PubMed

Development of the Emergency Department Senior Abuse Identification (ED Senior AID) tool J Elder Abuse Negl. 2018 Aug-Oct; 30(4):247-270. . 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

The Abuse Intervention Model: A Pragmatic Approach to Intervention for Elder Mistreatment J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 09; 64(9):1879-83. . View in PubMed

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 08; 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

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

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

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

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

Journal of Elder Abuse & NeglectIntroduction. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2010 Jul; 22(3-4):219-20. . 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

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

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

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. 2007 Mar; 8(3 Suppl 2):e61-4. . 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

Laura Mosqueda, MD, FAAFP, AGSF is a professor (with tenure) of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She is a widely respected authority on elder abuse and care of the elderly and underserved. She is also an expert on medical education curriculum design, development, and implementation. Since joining the Keck School of Medicine of USC, her roles have included: Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, Associate Dean of Primary Care, and Dean. She is the principal investigator of an NIA-funded R01 study to understand the causes of the abuse of people with dementia and is the Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse, a federally funded initiative that serves as the nation's coordinating body and clearinghouse for information on research, training, best practices, news, and resources. Dr. Mosqueda is also a fellow in the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship Program. As a clinician, researcher, educator, and academic administrator, she has a unique perspective that is informed by her extensive experiences in the community, including her role as a volunteer long-term care ombudsman.
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