Lee A. Jennings, M.D., MSHS, Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief, Reynolds Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, is a geriatrician and health services researcher. Her work focuses on improving models of care delivery for dementia and aligning care received with patient health goals.
She has established a statewide older adult health education and community outreach program focused on dementia healthcare workforce development and fall prevention in Oklahoma. She is the Director of the HRSA-funded Oklahoma Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program and a multi-PI for an AHRQ-funded grant to improve chronic pain management among older adults in Oklahoma primary care practices.
She is a co-investigator on dementia-related research funded by PCORI, NIA, and The John A. Hartford Foundation. She is a graduate of the Tideswell Emerging Leaders in Aging program, sits on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and co-chairs the AGS Women in Geriatrics Section. Clinically, she specializes in comprehensive geriatric assessment and cognitive evaluation and directs the OU Health Geriatrics and Memory Care Clinics. Dr. Jennings is a past awardee of the Alzheimer's Association and an active reviewer.