Dr. Mary Jo Pugh is an accomplished researcher in the areas of diabetes, epilepsy, and geriatric care. She's a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Texas and a research health scientist at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio. She has led studies funded by VA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to examine the quality of medications that are considered problematic for older patients, the treatment of older patients with epilepsy, and the development of measures that can be used to examine quality of care for adults with epilepsy. She has also examined the simultaneous presence of chronic diseases among Veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq. Pugh is proud of the work that she's doing on behalf of Veterans and hopes it will improve their health conditions.