Laura Vitkus

Program Coordinator, Arizona Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
Member, Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program Editorial Board
Scholar/Coordinator, Healthy Brain Research Network
  • Primary administrative support for Dr. Mindy Fain
  • Multi-faceted and indispensable member of support team for Arizona Center on Aging since 2011.
  • Project Coordinator, Editorial Board Member for Elder Care Provider Sheets, a product of the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
  • Support team for Advances in Aging Lecture Series
  • Support team for THRIVE project

Student, MPH Program, College of Public Health, University of Arizona

HBRN Area(s) of Interest: How deafness in older adults in associated with cognitive impairment, and strategies to maintain cognition in deaf older adults, including assisting living best practices.:


Bachelor of Arts, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA (2009)

Master of Public Health, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (on-going)

Research Interest: 

Health Disparities in Aging
Living Well with Hearing Loss
Hearing Impairment and Social Isolation in the Elderly
Exercise for Falls Prevention As We Age
Preventing Elder Abuse