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Director of the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health

Welcome from Jennifer A. Schrack, PhD

As the Director of the Johns Hopkins University Center on Aging and Health (COAH), I welcome you and thank you for visiting our website!

Worldwide, there will soon be more adults aged 65 and older than children aged five and younger. This critical juncture accentuates the importance of engaging older adults in research and clinical care to live longer, healthier lives. The Center on Aging and Health consists of more than 40 faculty members from Johns Hopkins University’s schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing who lead and collaborate on innovative research programs across multiple platforms, including cognitive and sensory functioning, physical activity and mobility, frailty and resiliency, social engagement and caregiving, and health services.  To support the development of the next generation of researchers, we have structured predoctoral and postdoctoral training programs focused on the epidemiology, biostatistics and mental health of aging.  Through these research and education programs, we aim to discover new and more effective ways to promote health, longevity, and well-being with aging.

We appreciate you taking the time to explore our website and learn more about our programs.  Please feel free to contact us if you would like additional information.

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COAH’s newletter, The COAH Chronicle, highlights the latest news, events, awards, publications, and funding opportunities from our Center and our aging research collaborators. Contact us to subscribe to the newsletter or to submit news to be included.

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Featured Events

Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings

EBA Research in Progress: Investigating the associations between respiratory function and wearable accelerometry measures with cognition in older adults, by Pat Donahue

3:30 pm / 4:30 pm
March 11
Please join us for the next session of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging (EBA) Training Program’s Meetings for the 2023-2024 academic year: DateMonday, March 11, 2024 Time: 3:30-4:30PM Meeting Information: Please join us in person in Room E6519 in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; for those who are unable to attend in person, we also have an online option: please contact bbuta@jhu.edu. Presentation by: Pay Donahue, PhD Candidate, Department of Mentla Health Presentation topic: Investigating the associations between respiratory function and wearable accelerometry measures with cognition in older adults. We hope you can attend!
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