Dr. Colleen Casey is an Associate Clinical Director of the Senior Health program for the Oregon region. She maintains a small clinical practice at Providence ElderPlace. "I am always inspired by my patients in the creative ways they persevere and take care of themselves, even in the face of adversity." Her care of individual patients is what "informs and makes the real work we are doing to help ensure that older adults get the care they need." Dr. Casey's leadership role at Providence includes identifying ways to streamline and improve care of older adults through clinical and population-based integration, with a particular focus on the region's efforts to reduce fall risk using a multi-pronged approach across multiple settings. She helps advance initiatives to support systematic efforts to disseminate geriatric evidence-based practices, helping to equip providers and interdisciplinary teams with the clinical tools, education, and support they need to best care for older patients. Dr. Casey graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Master of Science degree, and a Ph.D. from Oregon Health & Science University. She also completed postgraduate work at the University of Washington in geriatrics. She was a cardiac-surgical ICU nurse for 7 years during her graudate studies. Her research has been funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Hearst Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. She is board certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and also licensed as a geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. In her free time, Dr. Casey and her husband enjoy traveling and fund outings with their three children.