Brown University Community Health Expert Elected Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island Trustee

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – An expert in community health, Vincent Mor, PhD, of Seekonk, Mass., has been elected one of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island’s newest trustees. He is the Florence Pirce Grant University Professor of Community Health, and long-time chair of the Department of Community Health in the Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

Mor“As the state’s leader in hospice and palliative care for more than three decades, Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island first and foremost is an advocate of high quality health care in the community, and Dr. Mor’s experience, research and vast knowledge of the community health arena will be an incalculable benefit to us,” said Diana Franchitto, Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island president.

Mor has been on Brown’s Department of Community Health faculty since 1981. He was one of the department’s graduate program founders in 1986 and directed it until 1991, and he has compiled a considerable record of university committee chairmanships and memberships, as well as outside consultancies and advisory activities.

Mor has been principal investigator of more than 25 National Institutes of Health-funded research grants focusing on organization and delivery of health services, health care outcomes for the frail and chronically ill and government programs impacting aging, long-term care and Medicare funding of hospice care. He has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and numerous books and book chapters on hospice, physical functioning in chronically ill populations, long-term care, cancer treatment patterns among the elderly and the organization of AIDS health services. He also lectures widely in his areas of expertise and sits on peer review editorial boards, including “Health Services Research.”

He is a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs advisory committee on health services and served as a member of the Institute of Medicine committee on long-term care quality and the secretary of Health & Human Service’s national committee on vital and health statistics.

He presently is a member of the executive committee of the Rhode Island Jewish Seniors Agency where he has been a board member since 1994, and his other wide-ranging community service has included the Rhode Island Quality Institute board, Governor’s Advisory Commission on Health, Governor’s Council on Mental Health, Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs Clinical Advisory Committee and Rhode Island Department of Health Steering Committee for Health Care of the Elderly.

Mor is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, a member of the American Public Health Association and a member of the board of AcademyHealth, the premier association of health services researchers in the United States.

He completed his doctorate at the Florence Heller School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., master’s degree in education at Northeastern University, Boston, Mass, and bachelor’s degree in philosophy at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass.

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