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Our Sponsor:  The Johns Hopkins Older Americans Independence Center
Since its inception in 2003, the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) has served an intellectual hub for innovative research on frailty.  The mission of the JHU OAIC is to provide a hypothesis-driven, frailty-focused, highly interdisciplinary center where supported investigators receive the expertise, resources, and training necessary to make fundamental discoveries related to the origins and causes of frailty.   In addition, OAIC supported faculty seek to improve frailty detection strategies, and to develop frailty-focused interventions or preventive strategies.  Please click here to learn more about the OAIC.

Content Contributors

Peter Abadir, MD
Peter Abadir, MD

Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Faculty Profile

Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD
Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD

Frank Hurley and Catharine Dorrier Chair of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Older Americans Independence Center
Faculty Profile

Todd T. Brown, MD, PhD
Todd T. Brown, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Faculty Profile

Brian Buta, MHS
Brian Buta, MHS

Project Administrator, Geriatric Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Faculty Profile

Michelle Carlson, PhD
Michelle Carlson, PhD

Professor of Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Faculty Profile

Abdulla Damluji, MD
Abdulla Damluji, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Inova Medical Group
Faculty Profile

Susan Gearhart, MD
Susan Gearhart, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Faculty Profile

Alden Gross, PhD
Alden Gross, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Faculty Profile

Melissa deCardi Hladek, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC
Melissa deCardi Hladek, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Faculty
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Faculty Profile

Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, MD, MPH
Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
The University of Chicago
Faculty Profile

Rita Rastogi Kalyani, MD, MHS
Rita Rastogi Kalyani, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Faculty Profile

Philip Magidson, MD
Phillip Magidson, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Geriatrics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Faculty Profile

Jenna Mammen, MD, PhD
Jenna Mammen, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Faculty Profile

McAdams DeMarco
Mara McAdams DeMarco, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Faculty Profile

 Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, MSN, RN
Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, MSN, RN

FAAN, ANP
Professor
Endowed Professor for Health Equity and Social Justice
Director, Center for Innovative Care in Aging
Faculty Profile

Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD
Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD

Co-Director DrPH Concentration in Health, Equity, and Social Justice
Professor
Faculty Profile

Ravi Varadhan, PhD, PhD
Ravi Varadhan, PhD, PhD

Associate Professor of Oncology, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Faculty Profile

Jeremy Walston, MD
Jeremy Walston, MD

Raymond and Anna Lublin Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Older Americans Independence Center
Faculty Profile

Qian-Li Xue, PhD
Qian-Li Xue, PhD

Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Faculty Profile

Professional Staff

Anthony L. Teano, MLA
Anthony L. Teano, MLA

Communications Specialist
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine