Melissa Aldridge PhD, MBA, MPH
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Melissa D. Aldridge, PhD, MBA, MPH, is an Associate
Professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at
Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Aldridge’s research focuses on the quality
of hospice and palliative care services and access to services for older adults
with serious illness. Specifically, she has evaluated the effect of hospice
agency characteristics on hospice enrollment policies and the implementation of
hospice preferred practices and has documented substantial variation across
hospice agencies nationally in the quality of care delivered to patients and
families. She has also studied the issue of hospice disenrollment and has
reported the hospice characteristics associated with disenrollment as well as
patient outcomes related to hospice disenrollment. Her current R01 examines the
impact of hospice preferred practices on patient outcomes and hospice costs.
Dr. Aldridge received the Junior Faculty Career Development/Olive Branch
Scholar Award from the NPCRC in 2007.