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Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, Interim Director, Center on Aging and Health

The Center on Aging and Health-West is dedicated to population-based research to further identify the causes and consequences of diseases, frailty and disability in older adults.

COAH-West faculty lead the Women's Health and Aging Studies, the Baltimore Experience Corps Study, the Cognitive Pathways to Disability study and the Older Americans Independence Center, all of which are based in Baltimore.

The researchers are also key investigators in large population studies at the Johns Hopkins Research Center in Hagerstown: the Cardiovascular Health Study and the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory Study are based at the center.

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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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