Assistant Director

Cara Kenien, LMSW, MPA

Weill Cornell Medical College, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine is the Assistant Director to the Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) and manages the day-to-day operations of TRIPLL and works with the Division’s Director of Geriatric Research to oversee active research happening in the Division. Prior to this, she was the Associate Program Officer at The Brookdale Foundation Group, an organization committed to enhancing the quality of life of America’s elderly.  She has taught courses through the Certificate Program at the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Longevity of Hunter College including Family Systems Perspective: Intergenerational Issues in Aging and Understanding the Dimensions of Elder Abuse: Research, Policy & Practice. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Public Administration from Binghamton University, NY.