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Leadership


Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH, FACP, AGSF
Interim Director, Stein Institute for Research on Aging


Larry L. Hillblom Chair in Geriatric Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care
University of California San Diego 

Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH, FACP, AGSF, is a Professor and Chief of the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care and is also Vice Chair of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Medicine. She holds the Larry L. Hillblom Chair in Geriatric Medicine. She is a geriatrician who provides primary and consultative care to older adults and a public health researcher whose work focuses principally on older adults and their use of alcohol and now cannabis. She also has interests in healthy aging, gerontechnology to support independence, health equity, dementia, and aging with HIV. Dr. Moore has a passion for mentorship and in 2019; she was awarded the UC San Diego Health Sciences Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award. She is a Principal Investigator of an NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (P30AG059299), a Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program (T35AG026757), Co-Director of an NIA-funded training program focused on aging women and men (T32AG058529) and has been the recipient of a K24 Midcareer Award in Patient-Oriented Research from NIAAA (K24AA15957). She is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the American Geriatrics Society, a member of the NIA-funded Clinician-Scientists Transdisciplinary Aging Research (Clin-STAR) Mentoring and Career Development Core, and the NIA-funded Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) Executive Committee.

Dr. Moore graduated from Tulane University Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a combined MD/MPH, completed her residency in general internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, a geriatric medicine fellowship at the VA-UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and a health services research fellowship at the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. She was a faculty member in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics at UCLA until her recruitment to UC San Diego in 2016.


Anthony Molina, PhD, Interim Scientific Director, Stein Institute for Research on Aging

We are pleased to announce that Anthony Molina, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego will serve as Interim Scientific Director for the Stein Institute. Dr. Molina was a key faculty recruit to the UC San Diego School of Medicine and serves as the Vice Chief of Research in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Care. In this role, he provides leadership for the research program and is committed to the career development of faculty, fellows, and students who are interested in aging research and the healthcare needs of older adults.

The overarching goal of Dr. Molina’s research program is to support healthy aging and to advance precision healthcare for older adults. His team is leading efforts to: 1) understand the factors influencing the cognitive and physical abilities of older adults, 2) develop improved diagnostic/prognostic tools, and 3) identify strategies for promoting healthy longevity. To learn more, please visit www.molinalab.com.

Additional academic roles include Founder and Director, San Diego Gerontology Research Collaborative; San Diego Nathan Shock Center, UCSD site PI, and co-Leader of the Human Cell Models Resource; and chartered member of the NIH/NIA Aging Systems and Geriatrics Study Section.

Danielle Glorioso, LCSW
Executive Director

Danielle K. Glorioso is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been a member of the UCSD Division of Geriatric Psychiatry since 2001. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Healthy Aging and the Stein Institute for Research on Aging. Ms. Glorioso provides leadership and direct oversight of Center operations including strategic planning, organizational development, community outreach, training, philanthropy, communications, and marketing. She is also a certified complicated grief therapist and is active in a number of community organizations.