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Richard Birkel, PhD, MPA, Senior Vice President of the Center for Healthy Aging and Director of the Self Management Alliance at the National Council on Aging (NCOA), is a national expert on long-term care, family caregiving, and implementing evidence-based practices in health and mental health systems. Prior to joining NCOA, he served as Chief Executive of the Rosalynn Carter Institute and held the Pope Distinguished Chair in Caregiving at Georgia Southwestern State University.

Comparative Effectiveness Research: Richard Birkel of the Center for Healthy Aging & NCOA

Richard Birkel | December 5, 2012
We believe that CER can be a valuable strategy to improve health care'?¦We are concerned, however, that older adults have often been excluded from clinical trials of drugs, medical devices and procedures.