Stefan Gravenstein Professor of Medicine, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

A geriatrician and formerly John Franklin Chair of Geriatrics and Director of the Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology at Eastern Virginia Medical School (1996-2007), and Director of Center for Geriatrics and Palliative Care at University Hospitals in Cleveland (2014-2017), he is now Professor in the departments of Medicine and Health Services Policy and Practice at Brown's schools of medicine and public health. Dr. Gravenstein has a long-standing interest in immunity, inflammation and aging especially in the context of vaccines and the long-term care setting, and the topic of the majority of his publications. He also has a specific interest in quality improvement in health care, the culture of care, antimicrobial stewardship, and how to improve care across care transitions. He is Clinical Director at Healthcentric Advisors, Medicare's Quality Improvement Organization for New England, where he works on various aspects of patient safety. 

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