Dr. Ilardo is the Director of the Research Initiatives at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Office of Research and the Executive Director of Michigan Aging Education Collaborative. Prior to joining the College of Human Medicine, Dr. Ilardo was the Student Services Coordinator for the School of Social Work’s MSW program and taught graduate courses in Research Methods and Administrative Practice Skills. She was a Senior Consultant at Health Management Associates for 11 years and the Director of Patient Information at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Ilardo’s research includes systems of care, community partnerships addressing aging issues, and evidenced-based self-management programs. She serves on the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging.
A.B., (Finance), 1978, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
M.S.W., 1993, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (Concentration in Administration and Program Evaluation)
Ph.D., 2009 (Social Work), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI