Jay R. Horton is the Director of the Palliative Care Consultation Service at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. As Assistant Professor at the Columbia University School of Nursing he co-developed the curriculum for the Palliative and End-of-Life Care Subspecialty Program, and continue there as Adjunct Professor. Horton received an MSN from the Yale School of Nursing, an MPH in health policy and administration from the Yale School of Public Health, completed fellowship training in Pain and Palliative Care at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a PhD in Nursing Research at the NYU College of Nursing. For his dissertation he conducted research on the effect of palliative care programs on hospital treatment intensity and have recently received pilot funding from the Mount Sinai Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) / NIA to expand on his findings. In addition to Jay’s research skills, he is an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse and teaches across the country on aspects of palliative care, pain management, and communication.