Penny Hollander Feldman, PhD

Project 2 Leader

Penny Hollander FeldmanPenny Hollander Feldman, PhD, is Senior Vice President for Research and Evaluation at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) and Director of its Center for Home Care Policy and Research.  She oversees a research portfolio focused on improving the quality, outcomes and cost-effectiveness of home-based care, helping older people better manage chronic conditions and problems at home, developing age-friendly communities for a growing older population, and supporting informed policy-making. Recent projects for which Dr. Feldman served as PI include comparative effectiveness grants funded by AHRQ and NHLBI focused on improving outcomes among high risk, complex patients, and an NHLBI cluster randomized 3-arm trial designed to improve blood pressure control among African American patients with uncontrolled hypertension.

A national leader in the field of home health research, Dr. Feldman is the author of numerous publications. She has served as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Improving the Quality of Long-Term Care, the National Commission on Nursing Work Force for Long-Term Care, and the Home Health Care Steering Committee for the National Quality Forum. Currently affiliated with the Department of Public Health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Feldman previously served on the faculty at Harvard University in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health and at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.