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Timothy F. Platts-Mills

Timothy F. Platts-Mills, MD, MSc, received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed a four-year residency in emergency medicine at the University of California San Francisco-Fresno. After working full-time clinically for three years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Platts-Mills completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Research from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Platts-Mills’s career goal is to improve the quality of emergency care for older adults through clinical care, research, and support of the larger community of geriatric emergency medicine researchers. Since 2015, Dr. Platts-Mills’s research group has been supported by the National Institute of Justice in the development and validation of an emergency department-based screening tool to identify elder abuse. More recently, Dr. Platts-Mills joined a national team of elder abuse experts supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation to implement an emergency department-based screening and intervention program. Dr. Platts-Mills’s research depends upon a group of outstanding mentees, and he has received both teaching and mentoring awards for these productive collaborations. He is a Senior Associate Editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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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.