Corinne Kyriacou is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Professions and Family Studies. She earned a Ph.D. in social policy and health services research from the Heller School at Brandeis University, where she was an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Fellow, and she earned a Master of Public Health in health administration and policy from New York Medical College. Dr. Kyriacou currently teaches Ethical, Legal and Critical Health Problems; Introduction to Research and Writing; Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Community Health Programs; and Introduction to Grant Writing.
Prior to joining the Hofstra faculty in 2004, Dr. Kyriacou spent five years as director of research at Metropolitan Jewish Health System, a premier network of health care providers for the elderly and chronically ill based in Brooklyn, New York. In that position, Dr. Kyriacou served as the principal investigator on more than $1.5 million in grantfunded projects focused on improving mental health care for the elderly, developing palliative care programs for chronically ill elders and nursing home residents, and evaluating existing health and social services.
Dr. Kyriacou's research interests center around improving access and quality of care for people living with chronic health conditions. She is currently working with the United Hospital Fund, evaluating an initiative aimed at linking community agencies serving the elderly with health and hospital systems, in an effort to improve continuity of care. Other projects that Dr. Kyriacou is presently developing include: assessing the impact of the Medicare Modernization Act's Part D program on Long Island beneficiaries, providers and employers; designing a long-term care fellowship training program for mid-career professionals; and, investigating the housing and structural factors associated with falls among the elderly. Dr. Kyriacou has published articles on hospital-nursing home transitions, consumer-directed care, integrated health and social care for the elderly, managed care for chronic illnesses, and the importance of experiential training in palliative care for health professionals. She also co-authored an Institute of Medicine book evaluating the Pew Health Policy Fellowship Program.
Dr. Kyriacou serves on the editorial boards of The Gerontologist, The Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, and the International Journal of Integrated Care. She is a policy and planning advisor for the Brookdale Center on Aging and a policy associate of the Hofstra Health Policy Center. -WB