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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 2020
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

Carmen Elena Cervantes, MD
Carmen Elena Cervantes, MD

Clinical Fellow, Division of Nephrology

Deidra C. Crews, MD, ScM, FASN, FACP
Deidra C. Crews, MD, ScM, FASN, FACP

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Abdulla Damluji, MD
Abdulla Damluji, MD

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

Jason Farley PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, AACRN
Jason Farley PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, AACRN

Endowed Professor of Nursing Leadership and Innovation

Director | Center for Infectious Disease and Nursing Innovation

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

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

Ramana Kolady
Ramana Kolady

Fighting Frailty Podcast Host and Student Volunteer

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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

David L. Roth, PhD
David L. Roth, PhD

Director, Center on Aging and Health
Professor of Medicine

Bonnielin Swenor, PhD, MPH
Bonnielin Swenor, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor
Director | Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center
The Wilmer Eye Institute | Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Department of Epidemiology | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Website: Wilmer Eye Institute, Swenor Research Group

 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

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

Communications Specialist
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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