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Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health

Edward R. Roybal Center for Translational Research
PI: David Roth, PhD

Pilot Core
The Pilot Core offers an important mechanism to attract new investigators and new scientific approaches for addressing the family and social support resources of older adult populations. Vulnerable older adults with inadequate informal support resources are at increased risk for many healthcare and independent living problems. JHRC supported pilot studies are the key vehicles for the translation of existing findings and theoretical frameworks into research programs that are directed toward the development of applied products and toward building a sufficient evidence base for the widespread adoption of those products. Through the mentorship experience of its co-leaders and the regular progress reports and meetings they organize, the Pilot Core assists pilot program investigators to develop a clear roadmap of where they are headed and a strategic vision of how to build successful and sustainable programs. 
Funded Pilot Studies

Study Leader

Study Title

Year 1

Jennifer Schrack, PhD

Quantitative Assessment of Caregiving and Free-Living Physical Activity in Stroke Survivors

Sarah Szanton, PhD

Developing and Testing a Tailored Intervention to Improve the Social Networks and Functioning of Older Adults with End Stage Renal Disease

Jennifer Wolff, PhD

Involving Family to Improve Communication about Safe and Effective Medication Use for Older Primary Care Patients with Dementia

Year 2

Cynthia Boyd, PhD

Engaging Family Members in Addressing Medication Regimen Complexity in Home Health Care After Hospital Discharge

Frank Lin, MD

Addressing Hearing Impairment and Social Engagement Through Hearing Health Care: Baltimore HEARS

Quincy Samus, PhD

Feasibility of computer-assisted direct observational methodology for the assessment of agitation among persons with dementia in the home environment

Year 3

Hae Ra Han, RN, PhD, FAAN

Dementia Literacy Education and Navigation for Caregivers of Korean Elders with Probable Dementia

Katherine A. Marx, PhD, MPH

Expanding resources for dementia caregivers through a web-based platform: The WeCareAdvisorTM

Year 4

Michelle Carlson, PhDPiloting a Virtual Reality Application to Promote Executive Function and Community Mobility in Aging Adults
Orla C. Sheehan, MD, PhDWeb-based learning tools to support Medical Visit Companions accompanying older adults to healthcare visits,
Yuri Agrawal, MDDetection of wandering behaviors using a body-worn accelerometer in patients with Alzheimer's Disease
Year 5
Nicholas Reed, AuDImproving Communication with Caregivers among Older Adults with Dual Sensory Impairment: Feasibility of Hearing Intervention in a Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic














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