Chronic Disease Management

Many of the diseases that afflict Americans today appear only as we age or become more severe as we reach our later years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 70% of American deaths are a direct result of chronic diseases. Older adults with chronic conditions have needs that are often complex. In order to provide optimal chronic care for elders, collaborations of researchers and practitioners, individuals and communities, are working to develop methods to prevent and manage chronic disease.

“Findings from my past, current, and planned research will lead seamlessly to the development of a new breed of interventions in heart failure that are tailored to observed bio-behavioral profiles.”
-Christopher Lee, Ph.D., R.N.


Julie Bidwell