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Hearing Loss and Aging
Hearing Loss and Aging
Dr. Frank Lin has linked hearing loss and cognitive problems in older adults.
Older Americans Independence Center
Older Americans Independence Center
The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC)’s goal is to support the next generation of researchers to determine causes and treatments for frailty in older adults.
Led by director, Dr. David L. Roth, the Center on Aging and Health aims to identify and track the effects of caregiving on the family caregivers as well as the elderly patient for use in planning and refining future intervention efforts.

roth.jpgPlease click here for a message from David L. Roth, PhD,
Director of the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health


The Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health (COAH)
is dedicated to research that will prevent disease, disability
and frailty, and improve the health and well-being of older adults.

Center on Aging and Health Highlights

Dr. Jeremy Walston has been recognized as one of Thompson Reuters most frequently cited scientists.

The Center on Aging and Health and Older Americans Independence Center will be collaborating with members of the Welch Center on a new U01 award from the National Institute on Aging.

CAPABLE Program created by Dr. Sarah Szanton helps low-income, elderly Baltimore city residents stay in their homes, and reduces health care costs in the process.

Brian Buta, Center Administrator, was named as the first-ever recipient of the Mason F. Lord Award for Excellence in Leadership from the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

Dr. Frank Lin has been awarded one of the Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) Program awards from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR).  Dr. Lin’s project, “Providing Hearing Health Care to Patients at the Johns Hopkins Memory Clinic,” will focus on providing hearing care to patients, including many older adults,  in collaboration with JHU faculty members, Drs. Esther Oh, Marilyn Albert, and Constantine Lyketsos.  

COAH faculty members, Drs. Varadhan, Xue, and Bandeen-Roche, have co-authored a review paper on semi-competing risks in aging research

COAH Frailty Working Group members Drs. Walston, Varadhan and Xue presented the symposium, "Beyond Epidemiological Assessment: Frailty Syndrome Identification as the Key for Clinical Management, Biological Discovery, and Intervention Development" at the 2014 International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research in Barcelona, Spain

A recent study, led by former COAH/EBA fellow Bryan James, PhD, has found that Alzheimer's disease contributes to far more deaths among older adults in the U.S. that previously thought.  

Dr. Jeremy Walston was selected as a recipient of the 2013 Glenn Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging.

A recent paper by Dr. David Roth and colleagues uses data from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study to show that providing care to a family member with a chronic illness or disability is not associated with increased risk of death in most cases, but may instead be associated with modest survival benefits for the caregivers.

Dr. Sevil Yasar was featured in an article about a new study that suggests that taking certain blood pressure medications may reduce the risk of dementia due to Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. David Roth, Director of the Center on Aging and Health, was appointed to the rank of Professor of Medicine, in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

Dr. Ravi Varadhan received funding from the Patient Centered Research Outcomes Institute (PCORI) for his project, "Filling Two Major Gaps in the Analysis of Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research".

Dr. David Roth received an R03 award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) for his project, "Mechanisms of Intervention Impact for Diverse Dementia Caregiving Populations". 

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Events Calendar

April 28, 2014: EBA Research-in-Progress Meeting

May 1, 2014: The "Issue Is" Series

May 5, 2014: COAH Scientific Seminar Series

May 7, 2014: Pepper Scholars Program Research-in-Progress Meeting

May 12, 2014: EBA Research-in-Progress Meeting

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The Center on Aging and Health is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 Scientific Seminars Series.


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