Mary Louise Pomeroy
Mary Louise Pomeroy is an NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellow. She received her MPH from Johns Hopkins University in 2017 and a PhD in health services research from George Mason University in 2022. Her research aims to improve social connection and delivery of long-term services and supports for older adults to avoid hospitalizations and nursing home entry. This includes previous work coordinating quality improvement projects to enhance care transitions for hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries. Currently, her research focuses on social isolation as a risk factor for early nursing home placement among older adults. She has enjoyed working with a variety of at-risk populations including individuals living with disabilities, veterans, and subsidized housing residents. Dr. Pomeroy has expertise using claims and electronic health record data, the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS), and the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). She is an active member of several professional organizations including AcademyHealth and the Gerontological Society of America. Her work is currently supported by the Health Services and Outcomes Research T32 Fellowship Program.