Cristina Murdock, MD
Assistant Professor, Geriatric And Palliative Medicine
McGovern Medical School, UT Health Houston
Dr. Cristina Murdock received her MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She practiced as an Internal Medicine hospitalist in Shreveport, Louisiana and Washington, DC prior to pursuing a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at George Washington University in Washington D.C. She joined the faculty of George Washington University prior to moving to Houston. Her interests include geriatrics education, social determinants of health, and systems of care.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Sharing Our GEMS (Geriatrics Evaluation and Management Skills) in a Virtual Environment: Creating Confident Student Teams
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated health disparities in certain populations, specifically where there are barriers created by technology or increased risk of exposure to the virus. Health inequity is most evident in the geriatric population where a combination of chronic disease, an inability to quickly assimilate the nuances of telemedicine, and social isolation have created measurable declines in functional status in many older patients.Four health universities in the Houston area saw this as an opportunity to train an interprofessional (IP) geriatrics workforce to provide team-based…