Dr. Julie Thai, MD, MPH is geriatric medicine specialist who is dual board certified in both geriatric medicine and family medicine. She completed her fellowship training in geriatric medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Before that, she completed her family medicine residency at McLaren-Flint/Michigan State University College of Human Medicine where she also earned her medical degree. Additionally, Dr. Thai holds a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Thai has contributed to research in rheumatology (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and ankylosing spondylitis), urology (renal stone disease, clinical markers and outcomes, and testing and development of new technologies), and end of life care. She has co-authored articles on topics such as caregivers’ communication with elders living with late-life disability, palliative care practices in diverse settings, and the social consequences of forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s disease. She is currently the 2022-2023 SIDM Age-Friendly Care Fellow. Her work focuses on developing curriculum in undergraduate and graduate medical education to help medical learners improve their diagnosis of older adult patients.