I am a geriatrician with experience in the outpatient ambulatory, SNF and inpatient settings. I am a passionate educator and teach medical students, residents and fellows and have extensive experience developing curricula. Most recently, I am the recipient of a Geriatric Academic Career Award (GACA) which protects much of my time to work around incarcerated older adults, a growing, and particularly vulnerable group of older adults. My goal is improve care for this population through educational interventions both within and outside carceral institutions. Additionally, my work focuses on medical parole and decarceration.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
As a clinician, I have prioritized caring for underserved populations, first by training at safety-net institutions across the state of Massachusetts and more recently by continuing the work to bring equitable care to patients who have been historically and systemically marginalized.
This work must include not just caring for people clinically but also advocacy to fight the systemic injustices that patients face through housing, employment, climate injustice and mass incarceration, to name but a few. As part of my work in advocacy, I have been part of larger organizations pushing on these issues such as SGIM, ACP and the Massachusetts Medical Society where I have also served on the Committee for LGBTQ matters.
More recently my work, teaching and advocacy have focused on older incarcerated adults. Mass incarceration affects poor, under-educated and communities of color discriminately. These communities already face health disparities which are made worse by time incarcerated and yet there is very little understanding or recognition of this population by the medical community. I seek to educate clinicians on this vulnerable population as well as work toward decarceration.
As a clinician educator I seek every opportunity to bring teaching on SDOH and DEIA topics to leaners, both through curriculum dedicated solely to this topic as well as incorporating these principles into all teaching sessions, so that they, the learners, can continue to push the fight for justice for all.
Geriatric Academic Career Awards
07/01/2023 - 06/30/2027 (PI)
HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration
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Robertson ML, Mushero N, Demers L, Goroncy A, Chippendale R. Inequities in the care of older adults: Identifying education gaps in geriatric medicine fellowship. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2023; 44(2):254-260.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35272580
Torres H, Poorman E, Tadepalli U, Schoettler C, Fung CH, Mushero N, Campbell L, Basu G, McCormick D. Coverage and Access for Americans With Chronic Disease Under the Affordable Care Act: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Apr 04; 166(7):472-479. PMID: 28114684; DOI: 10.7326/M16-1256;
Liu L, Mushero N, Hedstrom L, Gershenson A. Short-lived protease serpin complexes: partial disruption of the rat trypsin active site. Protein Sci. 2007 Nov; 16(11):2403-11. PMID: 17962402; PMCID: PMC2211700; DOI: 10.1110/ps.073111207;
Liu L, Mushero N, Hedstrom L, Gershenson A. Conformational distributions of protease-serpin complexes: a partially translocated complex. Biochemistry. 2006 Sep 12; 45(36):10865-72. PMID: 16953572; DOI: 10.1021/bi0609568;
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