Elizabeth Eckstrom, M.D., M.P.H.


Program Director/Principal Investigator, Oregon Health & Science University

Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH, is a geriatrician who specializes in promoting an active lifestyle in older adults and issues relevant to healthy aging in women. She is Director of Geriatrics at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, and Associate Professor of Medicine. Her research has focused on teaching residents how to counsel elderly patients in physical activity, doctor-patient communication, and tai chi for falls prevention in older people. She also studies the effectiveness of training primary care faculty in geriatrics, and speaks regionally and nationally on strategies to optimally care for older patients in primary care practice. Personal interests include travel, windsurfing, telemark skiing, gardening, and reading.