Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Overview

Dr. Goldberg is a board-certified emergency physician practicing at Rhode Island and Miriam hospitals. She completed her internship, residency, and chief residency at Brown University. She is a graduate of the post-doctoral research fellowship at the Center of Gerontology and Healthcare Research at Brown University (AHRQ T32) and a graduate of the Masters of Epidemiology program. 

Her research interests lie at the intersection of aging and emergency medicine. She is the principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health-funded fall prevention study for older adults in the emergency department (GAPcare-the Geriatric Acute and Post-Acute Fall Prevention Intervention). For GAPcare, she brought together a team of pharmacists and physical therapists to provide medication therapy management and fall risk assessments to older adults seeking emergency care after a fall. Additionally, she is evaluating whether wearable devices such as the Apple Watch can provide health benefits and linkage of care for individuals. Her prior work has focused on improving ED physician's assessments of patients with complex medical needs and chronic conditions including ED evaluation and management of asymptomatic hypertension, asthma and care transitions for nursing home patients.

Dr. Goldberg is the physician lead for geriatric initiatives for the Department of Emergency Medicine. She leads the Rhode Island-wide implementation of EQUIPPED (Enhancing Quality of Prescribing Practices for Older Adults Discharged from the Emergency Department) in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island. She is passionate about the retention and promotion of women in academic medicine. She serves on the Board of Brown Emergency Medicine and is a School Board Member for the Providence Public Schools.

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