Patricia Brownell, PhD, is Associate Professor Emerita of Social Service at Fordham University and Emerita Scholar, Ravazzin Center on Aging. Dr. Brownell currently serves as President of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, and has served as consultant to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) for an Expert Group Meeting on abuse of older owmen as a human rights issue. Dr. Brownell is Past President of the State Society on Aging of New York, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and is a John A. Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar. She has co-edited a Special Issue of the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect with Dr. Elsie Yan on Neglect, Abuse, and Violence Against Older Women. Dr. Brownell has represented the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) and the International Council on Social Welfare at the United Nations and is the 2015 recipient of the INPEA Rosalie S. Wolf Award.