Staff

Assistant Director

Lauren Meador, MPH

Weill Cornell Medical College, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

LaurenLauren Meador is the Assistant Director of TRIPLL and Research Program Coordinator in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. She joined the Division in 2014; prior to her role as Assistant Director, she worked with Division Principal Investigators to maintain human subjects protections research compliance. Lauren holds a Master in Public Health degree, with a focus in Policy and Management from the School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science in Development Sociology from Cornell University.

 

Research  Assistants

Julianna Maisano

Weill Cornell Medical College, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

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Julianna Maisano is a Research Assistant for the Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) in the Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) Geriatrics & Palliative Care Division. Julianna currently works on the PATH-Pain Project, recruiting and interviewing eligible patients for a specialized program analyzing the effect of talk therapy in improving the experience of  pain and mood in adults with chronic pain at the Irving Sherwood Wright Center on Aging. Before coming to WCM, Julianna conducted clinical and laboratory research at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Connecticut Mental Health Center, and the Yale School of Medicine. Julianna graduated from Trinity College (CT) in May 2017 and holds a B.S. in Neuroscience, with a minor in Biology, and looks forward to pursuing her research work.

 

Emily Petti

Weill Cornell Medical , Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

IMG_3894Emily Petti  is a Research Assistant for the Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL) in Weill Cornell Medicine’s Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Her work focuses on the PATH-Pain project, investigating whether a specialized program involving talk therapy is effective in improving  the experience of pain and mood in older adults with chronic pain. Prior to joining the division, Emily served as an AmeriCorps Member for City Year New York, where she taught and mentored middle school students, and coordinated programming for elementary students in an East Harlem public school.  Emily holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with minors in Human Development and Spanish from Cornell University, where she conducted Alzheimer’s research in the Cornell Language Acquisition Lab, and research on aging in the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research.  Her goal is to achieve a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

 

Patricia Kim, MSW

Weill Cornell Medical , Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

headshot - pkimPatricia Kim serves as the IRB Specialist for the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, supporting Division Investigators’ research protocols. In addition to working with TRIPLL in a research compliance capacity, Patty supervises the TRIPLL Summer Research Internship and works on the PATH-Pain study.  Previously, Patty was a project manager for a secondary data analysis study at Fordham University. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in research from Fordham University.