Richard C. Gershon, PhD is the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medical Social Sciences Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. In response to the realization that the outcomes tools he was using in clinical practice were outdated and failed to cover the needs of his patients, Dr. Gershon’s career has increasingly focused on the development of modern assessment tools. Dr. Gershon serves as PI for the NIH Toolbox for Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function, where he coordinated an international team of researchers to create a battery of instruments for clinical investigators to assess areas within cognitive, motor, sensory, and emotional health. He also serves as MPI for the NIA sponsored grant Advancing Reliable Measurement in Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive Aging (ARMADA), which validates the NIH Toolbox amongst Alzheimer’s populations and older age groups. He is the MPI for the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) PRO Measurement Core. Additionally, he serves as PI on the NIH Infant and Toddler Toolbox for infants and children aged 1-42 months. Dr. Gershon’s background is further augmented by his role as a co-investigator and/or consultant on over 100 assessment development projects in health care, education, and certification.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET