Maureen Henry, JD, PHD

  • Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management (in the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center) at CUMC
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Dr. Henry comes to the Columbia Aging Center from the National Academy of Medicine, where she was the Study Director for the Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity report. In the past 20 years she has addressed, through policy, program implementation, and/or research: quality measure development and value-based health care for vulnerable populations; social determinants of health; hospice and palliative care systems, payment models, and quality; long-term care systems, quality, and financing; care planning for chronic conditions and advance care planning; financing geriatric training across disciplines; person-centered care; ethics, including autonomy with dementia, decision-making capacity, and end-of-life care; and elder law.

Her positions have included Research Scientist at NCQA, Health and Aging Policy Fellow in the office of Senator Mark Warner, Executive Director of the Utah Commission on Aging, Director of the Utah Aging and Disability Resource Center, Partner in the elder law firm, Henry & Ciccarello, and Director of the Utah Community/State Partnership to Improve End-of-Life Care. She has served as a member of the University of Pennsylvania Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center External Advisory Board, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's Ethics Council, the University of Utah's Division of Medical Ethics (associate member), and is currently serving as a member of the CMS Hospice Quality Reporting Program Technical Expert Panel.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management (in the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center) at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Deputy Director, International Longevity Center-USA
  • Deputy Director for Programs, Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BA, University of Delaware
  • JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • PhD, University of Utah

Committees, Societies, Councils

Utah Bar Association, 2004-Present

State Bar of Arizona, 1994-Present

American Geriatrics Society, 2011-2020

Honors & Awards

University of Utah, Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Prize for Outstanding Woman in the Health Sciences, 2014 

University of Utah College of Nursing, Ray and Tye Noorda Geriatric Nursing Scholar, 2009-2011 

Boalt Hall College of Law, Olin Foundation Fellow, 1993-1994 

Boalt Hall College of Law, Prosser Award, Energy Law, 1993 


Selected Publications

Shen E, Rozema EJ, Haupt EC, Henry M, Scholle SH, Wang SE, Lynn J, Mularski RA, Nguyen HQ, & HomePal Research Group. Assessing the concurrent validity of days alive and at home metric. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 70(9):2630-2637, 2022. doi:10.1111/jgs.17506

Clair CA, Henry M, Jennings LA, Reuben DB, Sandberg SF, Giovannetti ER. Refining a Taxonomy of Goals for Older Adults With Functional Limitations and Their Caregivers to Inform Care Planning. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 40(9):1008-1019, 2021. doi:10.1177/0733464820944326

Henry M, Hudson Scholle S, Briefer French J. Accountability for the Quality of Care Provided to People with Serious Illness. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 21(S2):S68-S73, 2018. doi:10.1089/jpm.2017.0603

Brummel-Smith K, Butler D, Frieder M, Gibbs N, Henry M, Koons E, Loggers E, Porock D, Reuben DB, & Saliba, D. Person-Centered Care: A Definition And Essential Elements, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64(1), pp.15-18, 2016. doi:10.1111/jgs.13866

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