Director, Geriatric Education Center (GEC) & Rural Interdisciplinary Training Program (RIT)
Research Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Dr. Redford is the Director of the Geriatric Education Center (GEC) and the Rural Interdisciplinary Training Program (RIT) at the Center on Aging, University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). She is also an Associate Director of the Center on Aging and on the faculty of the School of Nursing at KUMC. Dr. Redford holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Master's Degrees in Nursing and Medical Anthropology and a Doctoral Degree in Anthropology from the University of Kansas.
Immediately prior to her current position, Dr. Redford developed and directed a National Resource and Policy Center on Rural Long-Term Care funded by the Administration on Aging, DHHS. This Center identified and disseminated information on models for rural community-based long-term care and provided education and information nationally on rural long-term care issues.
Dr. Redford is a former National Kellogg Fellow. She has served as Chair of the National Institute on Community-Based Long-Term Care, a constituent unit of the National Council on the Aging, and on the Boards of Directors of the Mid-America Congress on Aging, the National Council on the Aging, and the American Society on Aging. Currently, Dr. Redford serves on the Boards of the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and the American Stroke Foundation.