Dr. Vaughan completed internal medicine and clinical geriatrics training at Emory University in 2007. To gain further training in research methodology, Dr. Vaughan completed a 2-year VA Special Fellowship in Advanced Geriatrics within the Birmingham/Atlanta Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) and a Master of Science in Clinical Research (MS) degree at Emory in 2009. Dr. Vaughan serves as the Atlanta Site Director for the Birmingham/Atlanta VA GRECC and is the Division Director for Geriatrics & Gerontology at Emory University. She joined the Center for Visual & Neurocognitive Rehabilitation as an investigator in 2011 and became Associate Director for Training in 2020. She is currently funded through VA RR&D and HSR&D Merit Awards.
Dr. Vaughan's expertise is in the study of lower urinary tract symptoms among older adults, particularly in the setting of neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson disease. She has evaluated both epidemiologic and clinical trial data to understand functional and quality of life effects of lower urinary tract symptoms as well as multicomponent treatment strategies. Her VA-funded research focuses on optimizing clinical care, including the incorporation of pelvic floor muscle exercise-based behavioral therapy, to treat urinary symptoms in veterans with Parkinson disease.
Phone: (404) 315-4100 ext. 373118
- CVNR Associate Director, Training
- Atlanta Site Director (Birmingham/Atlanta VA GRECC)
- Division Director for Geriatrics & Gerontology
- Associate Professor (Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology)