Janet. C. Frank, DrPH, is a Faculty Associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and Adjunct Associate Professor in Community Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health. In Fall, 2013, Dr. Frank joined her Alma Mater, the University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology as a Lecturer. She is also the owner of Applied Aging Resources, a small consulting business specializing in grant development, program development and evaluation.
Following completion of a Master’s in Gerontology from the University of Southern California, Dr. Frank received her Doctorate of Public Health from UCLA’s School of Public Health. From 1990 to 2013, she served as Assistant Director of the UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In that role, she directed the California Geriatric Education Center, an interdisciplinary statewide training center funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); and the National Institute of Aging (NIA) funded Coordinating Center for the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR). Frank continues to serve as Principal Investigator of the model Career Technical Education (CTE) certificate program for community colleges, “Skills for Healthy Aging Resources and Programs (SHARP), which prepares entry level personnel to work in community-based aging service organizations that offer evidence-based health promotion and disease management programs. She is also a Resource Consultant for the National Council on Aging’s Healthy Aging Programs, and the Los Angeles Women’s Health Department and is currently the President of the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). Frank’s contributions to a wide-range of collaborative projects build upon her background in gerontology, public health and an interdisciplinary research approach concentrating on chronic illness health behavior, patient empowerment and self-efficacy, health systems delivery, and competency-based geriatrics and gerontology education.