Dr. Kales’ health services research focuses on the healthcare of older adults with mental health issues. Her work aims to better understand the barriers to effective and quality mental health care for older patients, late-life depression care adherence, and racial differences in mental health care. Other areas of expertise include co-existing depression and dementia, geriatric depression, and research related to the use of antipsychotics and mortality in the elderly.
- M.D., University of Rochester
- B.A., Spanish Language and Literature, Bucknell University