B. Josea Kramer, PhD
VA Geriatric Scholars Program & Associate Director for Education/Evaluation
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
B. Josea Kramer, PhD is the Associate Director for Education/Evaluation of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. She is the founder and director of the VA Geriatric Scholars Program, which is the national VA workforce enhancement program that integrates geriatrics into primary care practices. The Geriatric Scholars Program has provided tailored continuing professional development opportunities for the inter-professional primary care workforce since 2008. Components of the program have also been made available to Indian Health Service and Tribal Health Programs, as well as a program developed for Indian Health Service public health nurses on addressing behavioral challenges with dementia (ABCD). Dr. Kramer is also known for her earlier health services research on how the VA and Indian Health Service work together. She is an adjunct professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an educator in the UCLA-VA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), which is funded by the U.S. DHHS Health Services Resource Administration.