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Elizabeth Gould

Elizabeth Gould

Senior Research Public Health Analyst; Co-Director, National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center


MSW, Social Work, California State University, Long Beach
BA, Psychology, University of Arizona


Elizabeth Gould, a member of RTI’s Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care Program, specializes in technical assistance to support the care of individuals with dementia. As co-director of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center funded by the Administration for Community Living, she co-leads a team providing technical assistance for state governments and community organizations who manage dementia-specific programming.

A licensed clinical social worker, Ms. Gould has worked in geriatric psychiatry, primary care, home health, residential care, nursing homes, adult day centers, geriatric sub-acute care, and hospice. Her experience translates into expert technical assistance for our clients.

Ms. Gould joined RTI in 2014. She previously held leadership positions at the national headquarters of the Alzheimer’s Association, serving as director of quality care and of state programs. She also directed a large Hartford Foundation, an internship program in geriatrics for social work graduate students at the University of California Los Angeles, and the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Her teaching experience includes being an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago School of Social Administration. She is a longstanding member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Ms. Gould has over 30 years of experience in dementia care and has been both lead author and co-author for several topic papers on services to individuals who live alone, models of dementia care, translation of evidence-based dementia interventions to the community, dementia-capable states and communities, and the dementia specialist workforce.

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