Dr. Agronin has run mental health services since 1999 at the Miami Jewish Health Systems, Florida's largest long-term care provider, and currently serves as the Vice President for Behavioral Health and Clinical Research. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Agronin is a graduate of Harvard University, summa cum laude and the Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training in adult psychiatry at Harvard University's McLean Hospital, followed by a Geriatric Psychiatry fellowship at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.
Dr. Agronin is the 2008 recipient of the "Clinician of the Year" award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a two-time finalist for the Health Care Heroes Award by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and in 2013 he was the recipient of the Excellence in Research and Education Award by LeadingAge, a national organization representing 6,000 not-for-profit organizations from across the entire field of aging services.
Dr. Agronin is a national expert in Alzheimer's disease and other geriatric mental health issues, and he runs both a memory center and an active clinical research program with a focus on Alzheimer's disease. In addition to How We Age, he is the author of several other books and hundreds of articles, including Therapy in Older Clients: Key Strategies for Success (2010), Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2nd Edition (2011; co-editor) and Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: A Practical Guide, 3rd Edition (2014). His forthcoming book, The Alzheimer's Caregiver: A Guide to Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurocognitive Disorders will be released in 2016. Dr. Agronin has been published in the New York Times and Scientific American Mind, and writes regular blogs on aging and retirement issues for the Wall Street Journal as part of the Experts panel.