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Roman Ayele, PhD – Career Development Awardee

Roman Ayele, PhD Roman Ayele, PhD
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, WA 


Dr. Roman Ayele is a health research scientist at the VA Denver-Seattle Center of Innovation for Veteran centered research and an assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics at the Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Ayele earned her doctorate in health services research from the University of Colorado School of Public Health. She completed her fellowship at the Center for Delivering Care Delivery for the Aging at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include context informed implementation of evidence-based interventions and adaptations for older adults, especially for persons living with dementia with an eye for health equity. Dr. Ayele's Health Services Research and Development Career Development Award (CDA) focuses on optimizing transitional care for Veterans living with dementia who are dual-users of VA and non-VA healthcare systems. Dr. Ayele's CDA award will create and pilot a care coordination intervention informed by mixed-methods assessment of contextual factors that impact Veterans, their family care givers, and clinicians in transitions of care.

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