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Milta Little, DO, CMD

Dr. Milta Little is an Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Duke University and Senior Fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. Prior to joining the Geriatrics Division at Duke, she completed her geriatrics medicine fellowship and early academic faculty career at St. Louis University.

A significant portion of Dr. Little’s medical career has been spent teaching and practicing in the post-acute and long-term care continuum. She has served as attending physician in five skilled nursing facilities, and also as medical director for three nursing homes, an assisted living facility, a home care agency, and a hospice agency. Currently, she is the President-Elect of AMDA: The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Dr. Little also serves as the medical director for The Forest at Duke Continuing Care Retirement Community in Durham, N.C., and is the state medical director of North Carolina for Longevity Health Plan, an iSNP program.

Dr. Little enjoys networking, building collaborative relationships, and educating health professionals through a variety of teaching methods. In her free time, she enjoys the natural areas around her home with her husband and two daughters.

Lea Watson, MD, MPH

Dr. Lea Watson is a board certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist with a passion for creating a culture of appropriate psychotropic prescribing in long-term care settings. She prioritizes common sense, avoiding harms and keeping the patient’s and family’s goals of care at the heart of all endeavors.

Because of the shortage of geriatric psychiatrists in the United States, she developed a model of consultation and training to extend the reach of this highly needed, but limited specialty to the people that need it most – the primary care providers responsible for care, and families.

Dr. Watson is a published author, popular speaker, and a recipient of numerous awards for research and teaching.