Bios of Current Members
Vjenka Garms-Homolová, PhD
Dr. Garms-Homolová is a psychologist and sociologist, and received her doctoral degree in 1973 from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany. At present, she serves as honorary professor for health service research at the Technische Universität (University of Technology), Institute for Health Sciences, Berlin, professor for management of health care at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, and head of the Institut für Gesundheitsanalysen und Soziale Konzepte e. V. (Institute for Health Analysis and Social Concepts), Berlin.
Dr. Garms-Homolová was among the first German researchers who focused on aged users of the health care system. Her pioneering research on the elderly in the urban environment, on home care policy, on hospital discharge, and on collaboration between physicians and nurses is documented in about 200 scientific and popular publications. Dr. Garms-Homolová has been promoting the interRAI systems in Germany since the mid-nineties. Together with the Swiss interRAI Fellow Dr. Gilgen, she translated the original Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) into German. She published the German RAI 2.0 manual in 2000 and the interRAI Home Care (HC) in 2002. She has organized numerous lectures, meetings, and trainings to introduce the instruments to care providers and policy makers. She participates in the ad hoc Project The Aged in Home Care in European Countries, a study initiated by the European interRAI Fellows.