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    Laura Mosqueda, MD

    TitleChair and Professor of Family Medicine (Clinical Scholar)
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentFamily Medicine
    AddressHSA Unit 22 A-6 6426 1000 S. Fremont Avenue
    Health Sciences Campus
    Alhambra California 91803
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      Laura Mosqueda, M.D., is a professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. She also serves as the associate dean of Primary Care and the chair of the Department of Family Medicine. In addition, she is the director of the National Center on Elder Abuse, which focuses on information regarding policy, research, training and resources related to neglect and exploitation of the elderly for policy makers, professional and the public.
      In 2003, Dr. Mosqueda founded the first Elder Abuse Forensic Center in the United States, in an effort to build teams that collaborate across expertise to assist with the evaluation and interventions for complicated cases of suspected elder abuse. Throughout her professional career, she has been involved in extensive research in the field and this year, she was awarded a three-year, $2.5 million federal grant to promote care of older adults by bolstering interprofessional teamwork and enhancing the education of healthcare professional students. While teaching professionals in medicine, criminal justice and social services, she continues to see victims of abuse and neglect in her role as a doctor. Dr. Mosqueda has written extensively on topics in the area of elder care and been published in top scientific journals and textbooks.


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      Pasadena Magazine2016Top Doctors of 2016
      PBS's Next Avenue201550 Most Remarkable Influencers on Aging
      Best Doctors, Inc.2013Best Doctor in America in Geriatric Medicine
      University of California, Irvine School of Medicine2013Thomas C. Cesario Distinguished Clinician Award
      Orange County Medical Association2013Physician of Excellence
      US Department of Justice 2011Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services
      Orange County Chapter of the California Academy of Family Physicians 2011Physician of the Year Award
      University of California, Irvine School of Medicine2010Gold Humanism Honor Society Advisor
      University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Office of Educational Affairs2010Department Chair/Division Chief Award for Excellence
      CalOptima2010Circle of Care Provider Award
      American Medical Student Association2010Women Leaders in Medicine Award
      Orange County Medical Association and Orange Coast Magazine2010Physician of Excellence in Geriatrics/Family Medicine
      Best Doctors, Inc. 2010Best Doctor in America in Geriatric Medicine
      University of California, Irvine School of Medicine2009Gold Humanism in Medicine Award
      University of California, Irvine Emeriti Association2009Annual Outstanding Mentoring Award
      Orange County Medical Association and Orange Coast Magazine2009Physician of Excellence in Geriatrics/Family Medicine
      University of California Medical Center2009ARISE Exemplary Performance Award

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      1. Teresi JA, Burnes D, Skowron EA, Dutton MA, Mosqueda L, Lachs MS, Pillemer K. State of the science on prevention of elder abuse and lessons learned from child abuse and domestic violence prevention: Toward a conceptual framework for research. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2016 Aug-Dec; 28(4-5):263-300. PMID: 27676289.
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      2. Baker MW, Whitney JD, Lowe JR, Liao S, Zimmerman D, Mosqueda L. Full-Thickness and Unstageable Pressure Injuries That Develop in Nursing Home Residents Despite Consistently Good Quality Care. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2016 Sep-Oct; 43(5):464-70. PMID: 27466081.
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      3. Mosqueda L, Burnight K, Gironda MW, Moore AA, Robinson J, Olsen B. The Abuse Intervention Model: A Pragmatic Approach to Intervention for Elder Mistreatment. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Sep; 64(9):1879-83. PMID: 27550723; PMCID: PMC5026887 [Available on 09/01/17].
      4. Gironda MW, Nguyen AL, Mosqueda L. Is This Broken Bone Because of Abuse? Characteristics and Comorbid Diagnoses in Older Adults with Fractures. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Aug; 64(8):1651-5. PMID: 27418043.
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      5. Nguyen AL, Angulo M, Haghi LL, Cruz M, Nikroo N, Peraza S, Bennink J, Duru OK, Moore AA, Mosqueda L. A clinic-based pilot intervention to enhance diabetes management for elderly Hispanic patients. J Health Environ Educ. 2016; 8:1-6. PMID: 27110482.
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      6. Coulourides Kogan A, Wilber K, Mosqueda L. Moving Toward Implementation of Person-Centered Care for Older Adults in Community-Based Medical and Social Service Settings: "You Only Get Things Done When Working in Concert with Clients". J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Jan; 64(1):e8-14. PMID: 26626544.
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      7. Kogan AC, Wilber K, Mosqueda L. Person-Centered Care for Older Adults with Chronic Conditions and Functional Impairment: A Systematic Literature Review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Jan; 64(1):e1-7. PMID: 26626408.
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      8. Mosqueda L, Wiglesworth A, Moore AA, Nguyen A, Gironda M, Gibbs L. Variability in Findings From Adult Protective Services Investigations of Elder Abuse in California. J Evid Inf Soc Work. 2016; 13(1):34-44. PMID: 26061345; PMCID: PMC4675695 [Available on 01/01/17].
      9. Gibbs LM, Mosqueda L. Medical implications of elder abuse and neglect. Clin Geriatr Med. 2014 Nov; 30(4):xv-xvi. PMID: 25439649.
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      10. Leipzig RM, Sauvigné K, Granville LJ, Harper GM, Kirk LM, Levine SA, Mosqueda L, Parks SM, Fernandez HM, Busby-Whitehead J. What is a geriatrician? American Geriatrics Society and Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs end-of-training entrustable professional activities for geriatric medicine. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 May; 62(5):924-9. PMID: 24749846.
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      11. Ziminski CE, Wiglesworth A, Austin R, Phillips LR, Mosqueda L. Injury patterns and causal mechanisms of bruising in physical elder abuse. J Forensic Nurs. 2013 Apr-Jun; 9(2):84-91; quiz E1-2. PMID: 24158129.
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      12. Dong X, Simon MA, Mosqueda L, Evans DA. The prevalence of elder self-neglect in a community-dwelling population: hoarding, hygiene, and environmental hazards. J Aging Health. 2012 Apr; 24(3):507-24. PMID: 22187089.
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      13. Mosqueda L, Dong X. Elder abuse and self-neglect: "I don't care anything about going to the doctor, to be honest...". JAMA. 2011 Aug 03; 306(5):532-40. PMID: 21813431.
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      14. Falk E, Landsverk E, Mosqueda L, Olsen BJ, Schneider DC, Bernatz S, Wood S. Geriatricians and psychologists: essential ingredients in the evaluation of elder abuse and neglect. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2010 Jul; 22(3-4):281-90. PMID: 20711915.
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      15. Chen EA, Twomey MS, Mosqueda L. The center of excellence on elder abuse and neglect at the University of California, Irvine. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2010 Jul; 22(3-4):247-54. PMID: 20711912.
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      16. Schneider DC, Mosqueda L, Falk E, Huba GJ. Elder abuse forensic centers. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2010 Jul; 22(3-4):255-74. PMID: 20711913.
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      17. Giles L, Brewer ET, Mosqueda L, Huba GJ, Melchior LA. Vision for 2020. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2010 Jul; 22(3-4):375-86. PMID: 20711922.
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      18. Mosqueda L. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect. Introduction. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2010 Jul; 22(3-4):219-20. PMID: 20711908.
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      19. Wiglesworth A, Mosqueda L, Mulnard R, Liao S, Gibbs L, Fitzgerald W. Screening for abuse and neglect of people with dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Mar; 58(3):493-500. PMID: 20398118.
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      20. Wiglesworth A, Austin R, Corona M, Schneider D, Liao S, Gibbs L, Mosqueda L. Bruising as a marker of physical elder abuse. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Jul; 57(7):1191-6. PMID: 19558476.
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      21. Mosqueda L, Brandl B, Otto J, Stiegel L, Thomas R, Heisler C. Consortium for research in elder self-neglect of Texas research: advancing the field for practitioners. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Nov; 56 Suppl 2:S276-80. PMID: 19016972; PMCID: PMC3222563.
      22. Morrison EH, George V, Mosqueda L. Primary care for adults with physical disabilities: perceptions from consumer and provider focus groups. Fam Med. 2008 Oct; 40(9):645-51. PMID: 18830840.
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      23. Mukamel DB, Glance LG, Li Y, Weimer DL, Spector WD, Zinn JS, Mosqueda L. Does risk adjustment of the CMS quality measures for nursing homes matter? Med Care. 2008 May; 46(5):532-41. PMID: 18438202; PMCID: PMC2741305.
      24. Wiglesworth A, Kemp B, Mosqueda L. Combating elder and dependent adult mistreatment: the role of the clinical psychologist. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2008; 20(3):207-30. PMID: 18928051.
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      25. Gibbs LM, Mosqueda L. The importance of reporting mistreatment of the elderly. Am Fam Physician. 2007 Mar 01; 75(5):628. PMID: 17375507.
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      26. Liao S, Mosqueda L. Physical abuse of the elderly: the medical director's response. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2007 Mar; 8(3 Suppl 2):e61-4. PMID: 17352991.
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      27. Liao S, Mosqueda L. Physical abuse of the elderly: the medical director's response. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2006 May; 7(4):242-5. PMID: 16698512.
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      28. Wiglesworth A, Mosqueda L, Burnight K, Younglove T, Jeske D. Findings from an elder abuse forensic center. Gerontologist. 2006 Apr; 46(2):277-83. PMID: 16581893.
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      29. Fitzpatrick C, Musser A, Mosqueda L, Boker J, Prislin M. Student Senior Partnership Program: University of California Irvine School of Medicine. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2006; 27(2):25-35. PMID: 17023381.
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      30. Mosqueda L, Burnight K, Liao S. The life cycle of bruises in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Aug; 53(8):1339-43. PMID: 16078959.
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      31. Kemp BJ, Mosqueda L. Elder financial abuse: an evaluation framework and supporting evidence. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Jul; 53(7):1123-7. PMID: 16108928.
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      32. Mosqueda L, Burnight K, Liao S, Kemp B. Advancing the field of elder mistreatment: a new model for integration of social and medical services. Gerontologist. 2004 Oct; 44(5):703-8. PMID: 15498847.
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      33. Musser AE, Fitzpatrick C, Mosqueda L. University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine. Acad Med. 2004 Jul; 79(7 Suppl):S11-6. PMID: 15240209.
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      34. Shapiro J, Mosqueda L, Botros D. A caring partnership: expectations of ageing persons with disabilities for their primary care doctors. Fam Pract. 2003 Dec; 20(6):635-41. PMID: 14701885.
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      35. Heath JM, Dyer CB, Kerzner LJ, Mosqueda L, Murphy C. Four models of medical education about elder mistreatment. Acad Med. 2002 Nov; 77(11):1101-6. PMID: 12431919.
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