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Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health

Research 

The goal of the Center on Aging and Health (COAH) is to promote the intellectual interactions that are essential in the development of creative approaches to solve the important health and health care problems for an aging population.

Research in the Center on Aging and Health involves population-based and clinical studies of the causes, correlates, and consequences of aging-related conditions, including frailty, disability, and social isolation. The Center on Aging and Health houses four distinct research working groups. More information on each working group is provided in the following links:

Frailty and Multisystem Dysregulation Working Group

Family and Social Resources Working Group

Cognitive and Sensory Functions Working Group

Biostatistics, Design and Analysis Working Group

COAH spans the full spectrum of aging research, from the biology of aging to health policy, facilitating the translation of research discoveries into applications that will directly improve the health of older adults. The Center provides key infrastructure, such as the statistical data core, that supports clinical- and population-based research and education with expertise in research with older adults.

Click below to learn more about research at COAH:

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In the News

Dr.  Bandeen-Roche and colleagues found that 15% of older Americans are frail, and 45% are prefrail, in a large nationally representative study.

Dr. Frank Lin was awarded an NIH grant to develop and implement a community health worker model for providing hearing care to older adults.

Dr. Roth and colleagues showed that providing care to a family member with a chronic illness or disability may be associated with modest survival benefit for the caregivers in the REGARDS study.

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FEATURED

The Hopkins Frailty Assessment Calculator is now available online. Please click here to learn more.

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