Prof Sharon K. Inouye
M.D., MPH / Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair; Director, Aging Brain Center, Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife
Dr. Inouye is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Aging Brain Center at the Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife. She developed the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) to provide Age Friendly Care, implemented worldwide. She developed the CAM, the most widely used delirium tool worldwide, translated into >20 languages and cited >20,000 times. NIH funded since 1989, with >80 grants including current >$13 million P01 grant on delirium and dementia and >$4 million R33 grant for the NIDUS II Delirium Research Network. With >350 scientific publications, she was recognized by Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch as one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. She serves as Associate Editor at JAMA Network Open, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (2011), AAP and ASCI. She has served on the NASEM HCS Board, 2019-2022; President’s Advisory Council, NAM Grand Challenge in Healthy Longevity, 2018-present; Advisory Board for APHA-NAM Covid-19 Conversations, 2020-present; and NASEM Committee for Improving Representation of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Clinical Trials, 2021-2022. She served as Health and Aging Policy Fellow and American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow 2016-17, and was recognized as PBS-Next Avenue 2020 Influencer of Aging.