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Qian-Li Xue, PhD, Director

The Biostatistics Core at the Center on Aging and Health provides first-class statistical expertise to the researchers on aging at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Our group of internationally recognized biostatisticians shares a commitment to quality education and research to advance the science on aging.

The Biostatistics Core works to:

  • Provide the highest quality professional advice and statistical support to the researchers, fellows and trainees on study design, data collection, data management, data analysis and interpretation of research finding.
  • Provide the highest quality statistical education and training to acquaint the next generation of gerontologists and geriatricians with modern statistical tools needed to validly analyze and interpret data.
  • Advance the science of aging by developing new analytic methods and applications.
  • Assist in developing methodologies for translating epidemiologic research findings into clinical recommendations and interventions.
  • Provide state-of-the-art data management, information processing, computing facilities to better achieve research goals.
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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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The Hopkins Frailty Assessment Calculator is now available online. Please click here to learn more.

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