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Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle

Ms. Stoeckle is a Vice President at Education Development Center, where she directs initiatives in health, technology, aging and systems change. Her primary focus is the intersection between innovation and impact in the design of interventions, especially for clinicians and those facing health disparities. Ms. Stoeckle has extensive experience implementing models of care and working with older adults.  She is currently the director and Principal Investigator of the National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment, funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation and The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, leading a team of national experts to design and test a national care model to improve the response to elder mistreatment. She is also a Co-Investigator on The John A. Hartford Foundation-funded program to nationally disseminate the evidence-based UCLA Alzheimer’s and other Dementia Care (ADC) model for community-based care. Ms. Stoeckle is a member and Co-Chair of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Forum on Aging, Disability and Independence. Ms. Stoeckle is also a member of the World Health Organization’s G7 Advisory Group on Aging and the Environment and of the US International Standards Organization’s Technical Advisory Group on Dementia. She is a practitioner of the Human Centered Design approach to intervention development, which emphasizes the importance of understanding cultural and contextual feasibility to ensure uptake and impact in a particular target audience. For over two decades, she has directed projects and teams aimed at improving health services and the integration of behavioral health services in community settings, primary care, and hospital settings, addressing some of the world’s foremost health and education challenges, including end-of-life care, the prevention of falls in long-term care, and ethical practices in the VHA system. She has led complex, multi-component collaboration projects, bringing together clinicians and academics to develop effective and scalable responses to health challenges such as advance care planning, PTSD among veterans, HIV prevention, and breast and cervical cancer. Her work has been funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Veterans Administration, and by the private sector, and has received national recognition and awards for excellence in innovation and sustainable systems change.

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.