Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, has been appointed senior fellow with the Institute for Leadership at UMBC’s Erickson School for the management of aging services, joining current senior fellow Chris Hollister.
Rabins is professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has been on the Hopkins faculty since 1978. Over the past 35 years he has had appointments in the department of health policy and management and department of mental health, and served as vice-chair for academic affairs in the department of psychiatry as well as director of the division of geriatric psychiatry and neuropsychiatry.
As the Erickson School’s newest senior fellow, Rabins will serve as a liaison to the aging research community — helping to develop collaborative research initiatives between the Erickson School and its partners in the field — as well as a guest lecturer on care for individuals living with Alzheimer disease.
Rabins’s career has focused on the study of psychiatric disorders in older adults. His current research explores the effectiveness of Alzheimer disease therapies, care of patients with late-stage dementia, and measuring quality of life among persons with Alzheimer disease. His recent books include Practical Dementia Care and Getting Old Without Getting Anxious.