CITRIS is pleased to announce that Dr. David Lindeman has been appointed Director of the CITRIS Health Care Initiative. In this role, he will be responsible for coordinating health care projects among the four CITRIS campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz). He will facilitate research, education, and development of health care technology solutions related to chronic disease management, patient engagement, and other health care issues. Lindeman will be joined in this effort by Steven DeMello, former Director of Health Care for CITRIS, who is moving into the position of Senior Advisor to CITRIS.
Lindeman also serves as Director of the Center for Technology and Aging (CTA), a collaboration of CITRIS and the Public Health Institute (PHI), and Co-Director of the Center for Innovation and Technology in Public Health (CITPH). Lindeman has worked in the field of aging and long-term care for more than 30 years as a health services researcher and administrator, most recently spending five years as director of CTA and CITPH within the Public Health Institute in Oakland.
“We are delighted to have David with us to help direct our growing program in health care as we attempt to address some of the most pressing health care challenges of our day through technology solutions,” says Paul Wright, CITRIS Director. “His extensive experience in working with technology, public health, and aging will be a tremendous asset as CITRIS investigators tackle the pressing health care needs of society.”
Previously, Lindeman was the founder and director of the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging in Evanston, IL, where he was responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based applied research, demonstration, education and dissemination initiatives. He has held positions as Associate Professor of Health Policy at the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, Rush University Medical Center and Co-Director of the University of California, Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Dr. Lindeman received his PhD and MSW in social welfare with an emphasis on health services research and gerontology from UC Berkeley and his BA from the State University of New York, Binghamton.