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From “Changing Long-Term Care in America: Policies, Markets, Strategies and Outcomes,” to “Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Treatment and Outcomes in America: Changing Policies and Systems,” the research of Vincent Mor, PhD, has shined a light on the long-term care industry’s transformation. Such exploration could help determine how to incentivize cost-effective, coordinated care for the frail in the future.
It’s the kind of work Mor has been doing for decades at Brown University, and it earned him a 2023 McKnight’s Pinnacle award in the “Industry Ally” category.
Mor has been the principal investigator of more than 40 research projects funded with grants from the National Institutes of Health that have focused on health services for the aging and chronically ill.
He has been on Brown’s faculty of the Department of Community Health (later known as the Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice) since 1981. He helped launch the department’s graduate department in 1986 and was director of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research for 10 years.
In 2021, he became one of only 33 individuals ever to receive Brown University’s highest honor, the Susan Colver Rosenberger Medal of Honor.
“[His] Professional success has always been matched, or perhaps even eclipsed, by the lasting impact recounted through so many personal anecdotes — about an act of kindness, about generosity with your time as a colleague and mentor, about your infectious enthusiasm and commitment to instilling others with the confidence to succeed,” noted a citation from faculty in connection with the award.
Before Mor earned his doctorate from Brandeis University, he first graduated from Boston College in 1971 with a degree in philosophy. He later earned master’s
degrees from Northeastern University and Brown University, and a doctorate from Brandeis University.
In 2015, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
The McKnight’s Pinnacle Awards program is jointly administered by McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Home Care. Honorees were recognized March 7 at a gala banquet and awards ceremony in Chicago. The program’s Platinum sponsor was MatrixCare. Omnicare was a Silver sponsor, and additional sponsors included Pinnacle Quality Insight, HealthDirect and Sentrics.