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Fellows will be mentored by faculty with mental health services research experience to complete academic projects.

Recent academic projects and publications include:

Recent publications

Richler, L, Shimizu, M, Huang, H, Kester, R. 2023. Challenges of agitation in dementia: a plea for early discussion. Harv. Rev. Psychiatry. 1:22-27.

Emtman, R and Strauss, J. “Aging: Balancing Autonomy and Beneficence.” Psychiatric Ethics in Late-Life Patients: Medicolegal and Forensic Aspects at the Interface of Mental Health. Ed. Meera Balasubramaniam, Rajesh Tampi and Aarti Gupta. Springer Publishing. 2019.

Kester R, Unutzer J, Hogan D, Huang H. 2017. Antipsychotic prescribing patterns in a Medicare Advantage population of individuals with dementia. J Ment Health. 2(26):167-171.

Scazufca M, Menezes P, Tabb K, Kester R, Rössler W, Huang H. 2016. Identification and treatment of depression of older adults in primary care in Brazil. Fam Pract. 33(3):233-237.

Scazufca M, de Paula Couto M, Huang H, Kester R, Braga P, Peluso E, Blay S, Menezes P, Ribeiro E. 2016. Public stigma towards older adults with depression: Findings from the São Paulo-Manaus elderly in primary care study. PLoS. 11(6).

Recent poster presentations

Barman, R, Strauss, J, Kester, R, Bruno-Murtha, L. Inappropriate Diagnosis and Antibiotic Use in a Geriatric Psychiatry Unit; Opportunities for Antibiotic Stewardship, AAGP 2016.

Emtman, R, Strauss, J, Bruno-Murtha, L. Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Setting, Mysell Research Day, Harvard Medical School, 2017.

Kester, R. Improving quality of care and outcomes for patients with dementia and behavioral and psychiatric symptoms in the inpatient psychiatric setting: pilot project. Poster Presentation: MACY Harvard. 2023. Boston, MA.

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