George Paul ELEAZER portrait
  • Professor (Clinical), Internal Medicine
801-587-9103

Research Statement

Dr. Eleazer's  research interests include improving medical student and resident education and quality improvement.  More recently, he is the local site PI for the NIH funded PREVENTABLE trial, which is exploring whether use of atorvastatin can prevent dementia and functional decline. He is also currently conducting an pilot program focused on transitions of care, GHELP-TC. 

Presentations

  • Visiting Professor, University of Utah, Center on Aging. , , 2007.
  • Visiting Professor, University of New Mexico. , , 2007.
  • Visiting Professor, "Anti-aging Medicine: Panacea or Pandora's Box" and participation in Faculty Development Workshop. University of Hawaii, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Kuakini Medical Center. , , 2005.
  • Visiting Professorship, Medical University of South Carolina. , , 2002.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center. , , 2002.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Padova, Italy. , , 1998.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center. , , 1994.

Languages

  • English, Fluent.

Publications

  • Mandi Sehgal , Quratulain Syed , Kathryn E Callahan , Becky B Powers , G Paul Eleazer , Lauren L Gleason , Ravishankar Ramaswamy , Karen Sauvigne , Rosanne M Leipzig , Amit Shah (date unknown). Introducing Aquifer Geriatrics, the American Geriatrics Society National Online Curriculum. Vol. 67, 811-817. Accepted, .
  • Carrero JM, Williams HG, Eleazer GP (date unknown). The case for physician assessment of balance in older adults. Vol. 99, 356-9. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Baskins JP, Egbert J, Johnson CD, Wilson L (date unknown). Managed care for the frail elderly: the PACE Project. Vol. 90, 586-91. Accepted, .
  • • Lowell Chang, Wade Brown, MD; Jason Carr, MD; Charles Lui, MD; Kimberly A Selzman, MD; Caroline Milne, MD; John W Nord, MD; Paul Eleazer (date unknown). MD A National Survey of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers' Cardiology Services. Vol. 36, S32-S36. Accepted, .
  • Covinsky KE, Eng C, Lui LY, Sands LP, Sehgal AR, Walter LC, Wieland D, Eleazer GP, Yaffe K (date unknown). Reduced employment in caregivers of frail elders: impact of ethnicity, patient clinical characteristics, and caregiver characteristics. Vol. 56, M707-13. Accepted, .
  • Wieland D, Lamb VL, Sutton SR, Boland R, Clark M, Friedman S, Brummel-Smith K, Eleazer GP (date unknown). Hospitalization in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): rates, concomitants, and predictors. Vol. 48, 1373-80. Accepted, .
  • Ryan C, Eleazer GP, Egbert J (date unknown). Vitamin D in the Elderly: An Overlooked Nutrient. Vol. 30, 228-33. Accepted, .
  • Laditka JN, Laditka SB, Eleazer GP, Cornman CB, Porter CN, Davis DR (date unknown). High variation in Alzheimer's disease prevalence among South Carolina counties. Vol. 104, 215-8. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Laditka JN (date unknown). Setting the stage: the SeniorSMART Program and the Healthy Brain Initiative. Vol. 104, 214. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Laditka SB, Roberts E, Hirth VA, Wieland D (date unknown). Geriatrics training and education for nongeriatrician faculty: the Dean's Faculty Scholars in Aging Program. Vol. 53, 1806-10. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP (date unknown). Elder abuse. Vol. 91, 431-4. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Brown T, Hornung CA, Brewer B, Whitney B (date unknown). Paraprofessional Health Providers In A Rural Setting. Vol. 34, 56-57. Accepted, .
  • Johnson SA, Eleazer GP, Rondina MT (date unknown). Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Older Adults. Vol. 64, 1869-78. Accepted, .
  • Stewart TJ, Eleazer GP, Boland R, Wieland GD (date unknown). The middle of the road: results from the aging semantic differential with four cohorts of medical students. Vol. 55, 1275-80. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Hornung CA, Egbert CB, Egbert JR, Eng C, Hedgepeth J, McCann R, Strothers H 3rd, Sapir M, Wei M, Wilson M (date unknown). The relationship between ethnicity and advance directives in a frail older population. Vol. 44, 938-43. Accepted, .
  • Powell FM, Eleazer GP (date unknown). The need for physical activity in older adults. Vol. 89, 387-90. Accepted, .
  • Roberts E, Richeson N, Thornhill J, Eleazer GP (date unknown). University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Vol. 79, S161-7. Accepted, .
  • Hajjar I, Schumpert J, Hirth V, Wieland D, Eleazer GP (date unknown). The impact of the use of statins on the prevalence of dementia and the progression of cognitive impairment. Vol. 57, M414-8. Accepted, .
  • Hornung CA, Brewer BM, Stein MD, Eleazer GP, Brown TE, Byrd MD (date unknown). The South Carolina Geriatric Rural Initiative Project: the paraprofessional geriatric technician in care coordination. Vol. 93, 248-54. Accepted, .
  • Laditka SB, Jenkins CL, Eleazer GP, Kelsey SG (date unknown). Developing Geriatric Expertise among Medical School Faculty: Preparing to Meet the Health Care Challenges of an Aging Population. Vol. 33, 469-482. Accepted, .
  • Scott WK, Huang Y, Cornman C, Neff LJ, Torres ME, Otterness C, Eleazer P, Macera CA (date unknown). Alzheimer's disease in South Carolina, 1994. Vol. 91, 257-9. Accepted, .
  • Stepanikova I, Zhang Q, Wieland D, Eleazer GP, Stewart T (date unknown). Non-verbal communication between primary care physicians and older patients: how does race matter?. Vol. 27, 576-81. Accepted, .
  • Brooks SL, Eleazer GP, Reuben DB, Thompson BL, Sullivan G (date unknown). Guideline for Promotion of Clinician Educators in Geriatric Medicine. Vol. 50, 963-965. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP (date unknown). Rural Primary Care Physicians' Knowledge of Dementia. Vol. 42, SA71. Accepted, .
  • Sehgal M, Syed Q, Callahan KE, Powers BB, Eleazer GP, Gleason LL, Ramaswamy R, Sauvigne K, Leipzig RM, Shah A (date unknown). Introducing Aquifer Geriatrics, the American Geriatrics Society National Online Curriculum. Vol. 67, 811-817. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Wieland D, Roberts E, Richeson N, Thornhill JT (date unknown). Preparing medical students to care for older adults: the impact of a Senior Mentor Program. Vol. 81, 393-8. Accepted, .
  • Wieland D, Lamb V, Wang H, Sutton S, Eleazer GP, Egbert J (date unknown). Participants in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) demonstration: developing disease-impairment-disability profiles. Vol. 40, 218-27. Accepted, .
  • Leone AF, Schumacher SM, Krotish DE, Eleazer GP (date unknown). Geriatricians' interest to learn bedside portable ultrasound (GEBUS) for application in the clinical practice and in education. Vol. 13, 308.e7-10. Accepted, .
  • Hirth VA, Eleazer GP, Dever-Bumba M (date unknown). A step toward solving the geriatrician shortage. Vol. 121, 247-51. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Mcrae T, Kneble J, Rueben D, Sullivan G, Thompson B, Dupee R (date unknown). Core Competencies for the Care of Older Patients: Recommendations of the American Geriatrics Society. Vol. 75, 252-255. Accepted, .
  • Hornung CA, Eleazer GP, Strothers HS 3rd, Wieland GD, Eng C, McCann R, Sapir M (date unknown). Ethnicity and decision-makers in a group of frail older people. Vol. 46, 280-6. Accepted, .
  • Hornung CA, Oldendick RW, Feigley CE, Macera CA, Wei M, Draheim LA, Eleazer GP, Olsen GN (date unknown). Reliability of proxy information about the health effects of exposure to hazardous waste incineration. Vol. 12, 245-54. Accepted, .
  • Weinrich S, Coker AL, Weinrich M, Eleazer GP, Greene FL (date unknown). Predictors of Pap smear screening in socioeconomically disadvantaged elderly women. Vol. 43, 267-70. Accepted, .
  • Clair WK, Eleazer GP, Hazlett LJ, Morales BA, Sercy JM, Woodbury LV (date unknown). Seroprevalence of human immunodeficiency virus in mental health patients. Vol. 85, 103-6. Accepted, .
  • Wiley MK, Granholm AC, Bachman D, Wieland D, Roberts E, Hardin R, Dever-Bumba M, Eleazer GP (date unknown). Use of seniors as mentors to medical students: a collaboration between the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the Medical University of South Carolina. Vol. 107, 8-12. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Stewart TJ, Wieland GD, Anderson MB, Simpson D (date unknown). The national evaluation of senior mentor programs: older adults in medical education. Vol. 57, 321-6. Accepted, .
  • Matthews M, Lucas A, Boland R, Hirth V, Odenheimer G, Wieland D, Williams H, Eleazer GP (date unknown). Use of a questionnaire to screen for frailty in the elderly: an exploratory study. Vol. 16, 34-40. Accepted, .
  • Drusini AG, Eleazer GP, Caiazzo M, Veronese E, Carrara N, Ranzato C, Businaro F, Boland R, Wieland D (date unknown). One-leg standing balance and functional status in an elderly community-dwelling population in northeast Italy. Vol. 14, 42-6. Accepted, .
  • Eng C, Pedulla J, Eleazer GP, McCann R, Fox N (date unknown). Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): an innovative model of integrated geriatric care and financing. Vol. 45, 223-32. Accepted, .
  • Wieland D, Eleazer GP, Bachman DL, Corbin D, Oldendick R, Boland R, Stewart T, Richeson N, Thornhill JT (date unknown). Does it stick? Effects of an integrated vertical undergraduate aging curriculum on medical and surgical residents. Vol. 56, 132-8. Accepted, .
  • Bernard MA, Eleazer GP, Leipzig RM (date unknown). Disciplinary convergence: the nexus of gerontology and geriatrics education. Vol. 28, 1-3. Accepted, .
  • Corwin SJ, Frahm K, Ochs LA, Rheaume CE, Roberts E, Eleazer GP (date unknown). Medical student and senior participants' perceptions of a mentoring program designed to enhance geriatric medical education. Vol. 26, 47-65. Accepted, .
  • Stewart TJ, Roberts E, Eleazer GP, Boland R, Wieland D (date unknown). Reliability and Validity Considerations for Two Common Measures of Medical Students' Attitudes toward Older Adults. Vol. 32, 409-421. Accepted, .
  • Roberts E, Richeson N, Thornhill JT, Corwin SJ, Eleazer GP (date unknown). The Senior Mentor Program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine: an innovative geriatric longitudinal curriculum. Vol. 27, 11-23. Accepted, .
  • McFarland K, Rhoades D, Roberts E, Eleazer P (date unknown). Teaching communication and listening skills to medical students using life review with older adults. Vol. 27, 81-94. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Wieland D (date unknown). Senior Mentorship in Basic Medical Education: New Programmatic Approaches. Vol. 27, 1-2. Accepted, .
  • Hajjar I, Catoe H, Sixta S, Boland R, Johnson D, Hirth V, Wieland D, Eleazer P (date unknown). Cross-sectional and longitudinal association between antihypertensive medications and cognitive impairment in an elderly population. Vol. 60, 67-73. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Doshi R, Wieland D, Boland R, Hirth VA (date unknown). Geriatric content in medical school curricula: results of a national survey. Vol. 53, 136-40. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Liken M, Hirth VA, Johnson D, Lucas A, Egbert J, Boland RH, Wieland D (date unknown). Assessing geriatrics in undergraduate medical education: two different approaches. Vol. 24, 1-8. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Giles V, Wieland GD (date unknown). Evaluation of an Undergraduate Medical Geriatric Curriculum Through Use of Test Question Analysis. Vol. 19, 89-96. Accepted, .
  • Reuben DB, Brangman SA, Brooks SB, Eleazer GP, Granieri E, Grossberg GT, Jahnigen D, Mims A, Mulligan T, Osterweil D, Thompson BL (date unknown). Guidelines for Fellowship Training in Geriatrics. Vol. 46, 1473-1477. Accepted, .
  • Henderson D, Eleazer GP, Oldendick, R (date unknown). The Adequacy of Preparation and Importance of Geriatrics in a Sample of Primary Care Physicians. Vol. 19, 57-65. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Humphries JO, Bevilacqua J, Faulkner LR (date unknown). Expanding Resources for Geriatric Education and Research: A Public-Academic-Private Approach. Vol. 18, 33-46. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Bryant ES, Crow S, Ryan C, Rowen R, Valleni D, Hedgepeth J, Weinrich S (date unknown). A New Geropsychiatric Approach: Assertive Community-Based Case Management. Vol. 2, 129-40. Accepted, .
  • Ryan C, Bryant E, Eleazer P, Rhodes A, Guest K (date unknown). Unintentional Weight Loss In Long-Term Care: Predictor Of Mortality In The Elderly. Vol. 88, 721-4. Accepted, .
  • McClenaghan BA, Williams HG, Dickerson J, Dowda M, Thombs L, Eleazer GP (date unknown). Spectral Characteristics of Aging: Postural Control. Vol. 3, 123-31. Accepted, .
  • Ryan C, Byrd J, Eleazer P (date unknown). Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tubes Placement In Elderly Patients from a South Carolina Long Term Care Facility: Outcomes. Vol. 14, 89-96. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Bird L, Egbert J, Ryan C, Wei M, Guest K (date unknown). Appropriate protocol for zinc therapy in long term care facilities. Vol. 14, 31-8. Accepted, .
  • Eleazer GP, Egbert CR, Caskey S, Egbert JR, Hornung CA (date unknown). Incorporating Geriatrics in a Medical School Curriculum. Vol. 14, 65-76. Accepted, .
  • Egbert JR, Baskins J, Eleazer GP (date unknown). Use of a Nontraditional Site for Training Multiple Disciplines in Geriatrics. Vol. 20, 221-720. Accepted, .