Julia Kirkham

Assistant Professor


Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute


Contact information

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Dementia

Research activities

My research interests are in quality improvement in geriatric mental health including examining and improving access to healthcare, equitability, and safety. My recent research focuses on optimizing medication prescribing among persons in dementia in long-term care. This includes examining the impact of antipsychotic deprescribing and quality measurement on other psychotropic prescribing in long term care, with a goal of mitigating unintended consequences of antipsychotic reduction in future interventions. Other work lately aims to improve the treatment of depression and availability of non-pharmacological treatment options for older adults. This includes the application and development of novel delivery options for psychotherapy for older adults with depression using internet based individual and group therapies.