Dr. Susan L. Mitchell, MD, MPH. a geriatrician and health services researcher, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Senior Scientist at the Hebrew Senior Life Institute for Aging Research in Boston. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Medical School, and has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a member of the Association of American Physicians. Dr. Mitchell’s research focuses on decision-making, health outcomes and resource utilization for older persons with advanced dementia. She is currently the Principal Investigator on several large NIH funded grants that aim to improve the end-of-life experience for patients with advanced dementia and their families.