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, she co-leads a team providing technical assistance for state governments and local agencies 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. Previously, she held leadership positions at the national headquarters of the Alzheimer’s Association, serving as director of quality care and of state programs. She has also directed an internship 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 also includes being an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago School of Social Administration. She is a member of the National Association of Social Work and the American Society on Aging.
Ms. Gould has written handbooks for people with dementia and their caregivers, including Disaster Planning Toolkit for People Living with Dementia and Handbook for Helping People Living Alone with Dementia who Have No Known Support. Her research publications include Translating evidence-based dementia interventions to the community: Experience of the Administration on Aging’s ADSSP grantees, and Examining models of dementia care: Final report.