Caroline Harada joined the School of Medicine faculty in 2008. She completed her undergraduate work in biology at Brown University in 1996, and, after a year of living in Bolivia teaching an after-school program in an orphanage, began her medical education at the Yale School of Medicine, graduating in 2001. She completed an internal medicine residency and two-year geriatrics fellowship at the University of Chicago. She currently works as a geriatrician at UAB, providing care to older adults with complex syndromes such as falls, polypharmacy, and dementia. As Assistant Dean for Community-Engaged Scholarship, Dr. Harada oversees both the Office of Service Learning and the Learning Communities program in the SOM.