Keynote and Plenary Speaker Announcement!
Brie Williams, MD, MS, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of the Program for the Aging Century at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Williams also serves as Medical Director of the San Francisco VA Geriatrics Clinic and attends on the San Francisco VA Acute Care for Elders Unit and on the Palliative Care Consult Service. She is board certified in Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Internal Medicine.
As a Clinician-Researcher and educator in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics, Dr. Williams works with collaborators from the criminal justice, correctional health and legal fields to apply the principles of geriatrics and palliative medicine to transform the care of older adults in the criminal justice system. She serves as a consultant for jails, prisons and legal organizations nationwide and was a member of the Workshop on Incarceration and Healthsponsored by the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences. She is the lead editor of the upcoming Current Geriatrics Diagnosis and Treatment, 2nd Edition to be published by McGraw Hill that focuses on the state of the art approach to caring for diverse and vulnerable older adults including prisoners.
Ingrid A. Binswanger, MD, MPH, MS conducts research on health and the criminal justice system. She has used epidemiologic and qualitative methods to examine the health of prison and jail inmates and the transition from prison to the community. Her research also focuses on developing and testing interventions to prevent the complications of medical complications of drug use, such as overdose.