GRECC Connect Site - Miami, FL

Team Members

Stuti Dang, MD, MPH
Stuti Dang is an experienced geriatrician and researcher, and the Associate Director for Implementation and Outcomes Research in the Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Miami VA Healthcare System. She has been a PI or co-investigator on multiple projects funded by the VA, NIH, and DOD for implementing care models that leverage technology for high need veterans with complex chronic conditions and their caregivers. She has extensive expertise in caregiver issues, care coordination, and telehealth interventions for chronic disease management in the elderly. She seeks to understand the needs and need gaps of frail, older, high-need high-risk veterans and their caregivers to allow aging in place. 

In the past, Dr. Dang has worked to develop successful telemedicine approaches, supplemented with evidence-based innovative interventions for better management of patients with chronic conditions and their caregivers. Her funded technology projects strive to establish usability and utility of various technologies including home telehealth, video, mobile, and web-interventions, in different settings, including home based primary care. Her projects are designed with the intent to empower patients and their caregivers to become informed partners in their health care, by helping them increase their problem-solving ability and by providing them needed resources.


Willy Valencia-Rodrigo, MD, MSc
Dr. Willy Valencia is a physician scientist at Miami VA Geriatrics, Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), and Voluntary Faculty at the Department of Public Health Sciences & Epidemiology at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and at the Department of Humanities, Health and Society at Florida International University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, which he trained at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami/Miami VA medical campus. 

Dr. Valencia graduated from Universidad Nacional de San Agustin Medical School, followed with a postgraduate degree Masters of Science: Medicine and a Diploma in Health Service Management. Dr. Valencia built his career in Endocrine Issues in the Geriatric Population and focuses in the relationship between endocrinopathies such as diabetes, obesity, sarcopenia and osteoporosis, with the geriatrics syndromes of falls and frailty, while incorporating assessments and interventions for mobility, physical activity and exercise. Dr. Valencia has published multiple peer-review papers and book chapters in his fields. Dr. Valencia is the local Principal Investigator for the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE), as well the multi-center collaborative clinical quality improvement projects GEROFIT (exercise interventions for older Veterans) and GRECC Connect (geriatrics care for rural Veterans through telehealth and technology).

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