Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Bonnie J. Olsen

Bonnie Olsen, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience as a geropsychologist, working in academic medicine for over 15 years. She provides mental health and cognitive assessment and treatment in a collaborative patient-centered primary care treatment model. As the Vice Chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Dr. Olsen is also involved in a number of research grants that focus on elder abuse education and prevention which include: When the going gets tough: Educating Caregivers; Take AIM Against Elder Abuse: The Abuse Intervention Model; Elder Abuse Forensic Telemedicine Project; and the National Center on Elder Abuse. She has conducted numerous expert assessments related to capacity and undue influence in the elder abuse context. Dr. Olsen has been a member of the Board of directors of several not for profit senior care agencies. Dr. Olsen is a passionate advocate and expert for the prevention of elder abuse and has guest lectured throughout the country on the topic.