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Helen C. Kales, MD, PPA



Helen Kales, MD PPA, is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program for Positive Aging at the University of Michigan. She is also Associate Director for Mental Health and Aging Research, U-M Geriatrics Center, Research Scientist, VA Center for Clinical Management Research, and Research Scientist, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

Dr. Kales is recognized as an expert in outcomes related to depression in later life as well as those associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia, and in pharmacoepidemiology research related to the use of antipsychotics in the elderly. Her research program is directly informed by her clinical work and experiences with patients, families, providers and systems to diminish the barriers to effective and quality care for older patients with mental health issues.

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