Dr. Alessandra Scalmati is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, where she is Associate Director of the Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry, and Associate Director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry. She is board certified in General and Geriatric Psychiatry and in Psychosomatic Medicine.
Dr Scalmati received an MD, PhD from the University of Modena, Italy and completed her training in general and geriatric psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY. Dr Scalmati's areas of interests include: medical educatio, the provision of trauma informed care in social service agencies and the medical care system, the long term effects of trauma, the improvement in delivery of mental health services to trauma survivors, elder mistreatment, intervention to address staff burnout, and the development of training models to improve delivery of care. Dr Scalmati has worked to develop a curriculum to integrate the knowledge of the field of trauma studies and the field of geriatrics, and to adapt the concept of trauma informed care to geriatrics. She is committed to establish models of collaborative care between academic institutions and community agencies; and to enhance the collaboration between providers of geriatric medicine and mental health professionals. She has been the recipient of grants from UJA Federation, and the Butler Foundation.