Cathy Alessi, MD
Dr. Cathy Alessi is the Director of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and Chief of Geriatrics at the Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. She is a Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she is also Associate Director of the Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. Dr. Alessi is certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and sleep medicine. Her research focuses on descriptive and interventional research to improve sleep problems in older adults. She is also a Past Chair of the Health Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America, and Past President and Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Geriatrics Society, and currently Vice Chair of the Research Committee of the Sleep Research Society.