Bonnie Olsen, PhD

Title(s)Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressHSA Unit 22 A-6 6414 1000 S. Fremont Avenue
Health Sciences Campus
Alhambra CA 91803
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    Title(s)Vice Chair for Research

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    Bonnie Olsen, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience as a geropsychologist, working in academic medicine for over 17 years. She provides mental health and cognitive assessment and short-term treatment in a collaborative treatment model with several primary care physicians and as a leader in our interprofessional Geriatric Assessment Clinic.

    As the Vice Chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, Dr. Olsen is also involved in a number of research grants that focus on elder abuse education and prevention that include: “When the going gets tough: Educating Caregivers”; “Take AIM Against Elder Abuse: The Abuse Intervention Model”; the Elder Abuse Forensic Telemedicine Project; the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program; and the National Center on Elder Abuse.

    In 2009, she was awarded the Gold Humanism Honor Society’s Gold Star Award for Humanism in delivery of health care and has remained dedicated to community service throughout her career.
    Dr. Olsen has a member of the Board of Directors of InnovAge, a nonprofit senior health and wellness services center, and was Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Family Services Center in Huntington Beach, California from 2012-2013. Dr. Olsen is a passionate advocate and expert for the prevention of elder abuse and has guest lectured throughout the country on the topic.

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    1. Comprehensive Older Adult and Caregiver Help (COACH): A person-centered caregiver intervention prevents elder mistreatment. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2024 01; 72(1):246-257. Gassoumis ZD, Martinez JM, Yonashiro-Cho J, Mosqueda L, Hou A, Han SD, Olsen B, Louis A, Connolly MT, Meyer K, Marnfeldt K, Salinas Navarro SA, Yan M, Wilber KH. PMID: 37791406; PMCID: PMC10842324.
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    2. Contextual Factors Associated with Abuse of Home-Dwelling Persons with Dementia: A Cross-Sectional Exploratory Study of Informal Caregivers. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 02 05; 20(4). Steinsheim G, Malmedal W, Follestad T, Olsen B, Saga S. PMID: 36833519; PMCID: PMC9957528.
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    3. Abusive episodes among home-dwelling persons with dementia and their informal caregivers: a cross-sectional Norwegian study. BMC Geriatr. 2022 11 12; 22(1):852. Steinsheim G, Saga S, Olsen B, Broen HK, Malmedal W. PMID: 36371161; PMCID: PMC9655791.
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    4. Impact of group visits for older patients with heart failure on advance care planning outcomes: Preliminary data. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 10; 69(10):2908-2915. Ahluwalia SC, Bandini JI, Coulourides Kogan A, Bekelman DB, Olsen B, Phillips J, Sudore RL. PMID: 34077563; PMCID: PMC8497395.
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    5. Clinician Perspectives on Group Visits for Advance Care Planning Among Caregivers and Older Adult Patients With Heart Failure. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Mar-Apr; 34(2):375-386. Kogan AC, Kraus K, Olsen B, Bandini JI, Ahluwalia SC. PMID: 33833006; PMCID: PMC8108709.
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    6. Feasibility of Group Visits for Advance Care Planning Among Patients with Heart Failure and Their Caregivers. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Jan-Feb; 34(1):171-180. Bandini JI, Kogan AC, Olsen B, Phillips J, Sudore RL, Bekelman DB, Ahluwalia SC. PMID: 33452095; PMCID: PMC8607823.
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    7. The Abuse Intervention Model: A Pragmatic Approach to Intervention for Elder Mistreatment. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 09; 64(9):1879-83. Mosqueda L, Burnight K, Gironda MW, Moore AA, Robinson J, Olsen B. PMID: 27550723; PMCID: PMC5026887.
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