LOWELL, MA — January 22, 2024 — Lowell Community Health Center’s Dr. Ria Robert will serve as a faculty member in the upcoming Harvard Medical School course, ‘Advancing Health Equity: Skills for Health Care Providers’, scheduled for January 23-25, 2024. Dr. Robert is the Medical Director at Lowell Community Health Center’s Program for Healthy Aging.
In the session titled ‘Healthy Aging in Older Adults: Practical Recommendations,’ Dr. Robert will facilitate discussions aimed at educating healthcare professionals on effectively dismantling barriers to health equity and creating impactful change in clinical settings. The course will address healthcare challenges in historically racialized and minoritized communities, LGBTQ+ communities, and among elderly populations. Her expertise as a Yale-trained Internist, Harvard-educated Geriatrician and part-time Clinical Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, in addition to her vocal advocacy for diversity in medicine, makes her a key contributor to this course. Dr. Robert’s comprehensive approach to geriatric medicine focuses on the Geriatric “5 Ms” Framework – Mind, Mobility, Multi-Complexity, Medications, and Matters Most, which addresses the complex needs of our older adults.