Tia Powell

Dr. Tia Powell is Director of the Montefiore Einstein Centre for Bioethics and of the Einstein Cardozo Master of Science in Bioethics program. She is Professor of Epidemiology, Division of Bioethics, and Psychiatry.  She has bioethics expertise in public policy, dementia, consultation, end of life care, decision-making capacity, bioethics education and the ethics of public health disasters.  She served four years as Executive Director of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, which functions as New York State’s bioethics commission.  She has worked with the Institute of Medicine on many projects related to public health and ethics, and most recently served on the 2017 report on community approaches to address health inequities.  She is a board-certified psychiatrist and Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association and The Hastings Centre.

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Dementia Reimagined

A cultural and medical history of dementia by a leading US psychiatrist who urges us to turn our focus from cure to care. Despite being a physician and a bioethicist, Tia Powell wasn’t prepared to address the challenges she faced when her grandmother, and then her mother, were diagnosed with dementia – not to mention […]