Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

   Division of Geriatric Medicine

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photo Rollin M. Wright, MD, MA, MPH

Assistant Professor


Phone: 412-692-2360

Office: 3471 Fifth Avenue
Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-2360
Fax: 412-692-2370
Administrative Assistant:
Linda Eazor
Address: 3471 Fifth Ave, Suite 500
Kaufmann Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-802-8615
Fax: 412-692-2370
Education and Training
BA, University of Virginia, 1991
MA (Clinical Ethics), University of Virginia, 1994
MD, Albany Medical College, 1999
MPH, Brown University, 2007
MS (Medical Education), University of Pittsburgh, 2012
General Internal Medicine (residency), Brown University (Rhode Island Hospital), 2002
Geriatric Medicine, Brown University, 2005
Health Services Research Fellowship, Center for Gerentology & Health Care Research-Brown University, 2005
Research Interest
Dr Wright’s reseasrch is a compliment of her academic interests as a clinician educator, which include curriculum development and evaluation.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Wright provides clinical teaching to residents while serving on the Magee Inpatient Service as well as the Presbyterian Hospital Trauma Service. Additionally, she operates a clinic at Asbury nursing home.
Educational Interest
An Assistant Professor, Dr Wright’s academic interests as a clinician educator include curriculum development and evaluation in geriatric medicine, education research, advanced dementia, inter-professional education, terminal decline, and skilled and long-term care.
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Selected Publications:
Hanlon, J.T., Boudreau, R.M., Roumani, Y.F., Newman, A.B., Ruby, C.M., Wright, R.M., Hilmer, S.N., Shorr, R.I., Bauer, D.C., Simonsick, E.M., Studenski, S.A. Number and dosage of central nervous system medications on recurrent falls in community elders: Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. Journal of Gerontology A: Biological Science and Medical Science. 2009; 64: 492-8.
Wright, R.M., Sloane, R., Pieper, C.F., Ruby-Scelsi, C., Twersky, J., Schmader, K.E., Hanlon, J.T. Underuse of indicated medications among physically frail older US veterans at the time of hospital discharge: results of a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Geriatric Evaluation and Management Drug Study. American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. 2009; 7: 271-80.
Boudreau, R.M., Hanlon, J.T., Roumani, Y.F., Studenski, S.A., Ruby, C.M., Wright, R.M., Hilmer, S.N., Shorr, R., Bauer, D.C., Simonsick, E.M., Newman, A.B. Central nervous system medication use and incident mobility limitation in community elders: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. Drug Safety. 2009; 18: 916-22.
Wright, R.M., Roumani, Y., Boudreau, R., Newman, A.B., Ruby, C.M., Studenski, S.A., Shorr, R.I., Bauer,D.C., Simonsick, E.M., Hilmer, S.N., Hanlon, J.T. Impact of central nervous system (CNS) medication use on cognition decline in community dwelling older adults: findings from the Health, Aging and Body Composition (Health ABC) study. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 2009; 57: 243-50.
Wright, R.M>. Use of osteoporosis medications in older nursing facility residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2007; 8: 453-57.
Handler, S.M., Wright, R.M., Ruby, C.M., Hanlon, J.T. The epidemiology of medication-related adverse events in nursing homes. American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. 2006; 4: 264-72.
Hughes, C.M., Wright, R.M., Lapane, K.L. Use of medication technicians in US nursing homes: part of the problem or part of the solution?. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2006; 7: 271-78.
Wright, R., Handler, S.M., Ruby, C., Hanlon, J.T. Update on drug-related problems in the elderly. American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. 2006; 4: 78-84.
Wright, R.M., Warpula, R.W. Geriatric Pharmacology: Safer prescribing for the elderly patient. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 2004; 94: 90-97.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
Role: Co-Program Director
Funding Agency: Health Research and Services Administration
Grant Number: U10 HP28736
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2018
Title: Developing the Long Term Care Curriculum for Interprofessional Training
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Health Research and Services Administration
Grant Number: K01 HP20484
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2015
Notable Achievements
Member, American Medical Directors Association Annual Program Planning Committee, 2014
Project Director, HRSA Geriatric Workforce Education Program, 2015-18
Pittsburgh Magazine, “Best Doctors”, 2016