Leland "Bert" Waters, PhD
Dr. Waters is the Associate Director of the Virginia Center on Aging and is Director of the Virginia Geriatric Education Center, a consortium of five Virginia universities. He is the Principal Investigator for Virginia’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). He serves as Administrator for the statewide Geriatric Training and Education initiative at the Virginia Center on Aging. He is also the Co-Principal Investigator for the Virginia Long-Term Care Facility Network, a project funded by the Virginia Department of Health to establish a peer clinician network and associated website of free information which will establish a monthly forum through which clinical issues in long-term care medicine can be discussed among peers.
Dr. Waters' recent research interests include geriatric workforce development, social determinants of health, and long-term care. Dr. Waters has served on numerous Boards and Executive Committees over the years in the public and nonprofit sectors. He has contributed in a leadership role for several regional and statewide aging advocacy coalitions. He currently serves as President of the Southern Gerontological Society, and Treasurer and Executive Committee Member for the National Association for Geriatric Education. Dr. Waters received a Ph.D. in Health Related Sciences at VCU's College of Health Professions with an emphasis in Gerontology. He has an Affiliate Appointment in the Department of Gerontology and has a BS in Economics and an MS in Gerontology with a concentration in Public Administration.