Deborah T. Gold
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
In particular, my current research focuses on compliance and persistence with osteoporosis medications. One current study focuses on the impact of race/ethnicity on medication decision making. We are trying to determine the relative weight of cost, convenience, dosing interval, efficacy, and safety in making medication decisions and taking medication on a regular basis as prescribed by a health care provider. I am also on the Steering Committees of two major observational studies with different osteoporosis medications.
Finally, I have worked with voluntary health organizations to translate our research findings into positive real-world outcomes for people with chronic illness. I serve on the Board of Trustees of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and am Chair of its Education Committee. I have also chaired the International Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO) for the last 8 years.
Gold, D. T., et al. “Treatment of osteoporosis. The psychological impact of a medical education program on older patients.” J Am Geriatr Soc, vol. 37, no. 5, May 1989, pp. 417–22. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/j.1532-5415.1989.tb02637.x. Full Text
Gold, Deborah T., and Lisa P. Gwyther. “The Prevention of Elder Abuse: An Educational Model.” Family Relations, vol. 38, no. 1, JSTOR, Jan. 1989, pp. 8–8. Crossref, doi:10.2307/583602. Full Text
Gold, D. T., and L. P. Gwyther. “The prevention of elder abuse: An educational curriculum.” Family Relations, vol. 38, 1989, pp. 5–14.
Gold, D. T. “Siblings in Old Age: Something Special.” Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue Canadienne Du Vieillissement, vol. 6, no. 3, Jan. 1987, pp. 199–216. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0714980800008424. Full Text
Dawson, M. P., and J. W. Hollingsworth. “Osteoporosis.” J Ky Med Assoc, vol. 71, no. 8, Aug. 1973, pp. 503–06.