Epidemiologist, Deputy Director BLSA
National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program
Baltimore, Maryland – United States
I am an epidemiologist and staff scientist in the Longitudinal Studies Section of the Translational Gerontology Branch within the Intramural Research Program (IRP) of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and an associate professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I also serve as affiliated faculty for the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health (COAH). My primary area of expertise concerns assessment of higher-order physical function including endurance walk performance and fatigability and changes with aging. I also have substantial interest and experience in evaluating the behavioral, psychological, biomechanical and physiologic factors and conditions that impact energetic cost and reserve capacity and how these in turn impact maintenance and decline in function and the overall aging process. As the Deputy Director of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA) and co-investigator for Health ABC among other studies, I have extensive knowledge of proper design and conduct of longitudinal observational studies of aging and aged individuals and appropriate analysis techniques.
Friday, November 8
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM