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


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 Masters of Epidemiology (ScM) program. 

Her research interests lie at the intersection of aging and emergency medicine. She has lead state wide and national initiatives to improve population health funded by the National Institutes of Health, foundations, professional societies, and payors. As 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), she developed and tested a multidisciplinary intervention that significantly reduced fall-related ED visits for older adults. 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. She is currently funded by a Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (National Institutes of Health, NIA K76) to evaluate whether the Apple Watch can enhance fall outcome assessment and linkage as part of the GAPcare intervention. She is the co-creator of, a risk assessment and mitigation tool that has been used over 1 Million times. 

Dr. Goldberg is the physician lead for geriatric emergency care initiatives for the Lifespan health system. She is passionate about expanding the physician scientist pipeline. She is leading the creation of a new Clinical MPH program at the Brown School of Public Health (Associate Director of Clinical MPH). She is a School Board Member for the Providence Public Schools, where she co-leads the Health & Wellness committee and Finance committee.

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