Epidemiology and biostatistics of aging

Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging Training Program Funded to 30th Year

karen bandeen rocheThe COAH family congratulates the Johns Hopkins Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging (EBA) Training Program upon the great news that the National Institute on Aging refunded this remarkable T32 training for another five years! Continually funded since its start in 1996, and led by Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, that means the EBA will successfully reach 30 years! This is a remarkable accomplishment.

The EBA Training Program addresses a critical need for the field of gerontology and for older adults through its interdisciplinary training of epidemiological and biostatistical scholars, with emphasis in mental and physical health.

EBA trainee imageOver the past 25 years, the EBA has trained more than 50 doctoral trainees and 30 postdoctoral fellows, many of whom have gone on to high-ranking academic, research and leadership positions at Johns Hopkins, Harvard University, the National Institute of Aging, Rush University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, Wake Forest University among many other fine institutions in the field. In their careers, EBA program alumni have received a cornucopia of research grant awards (such as R01, R21 and U grants), as well as a career development grant awards (including K01 and K999/R00 grants).

The EBA Training Program supports eight doctoral students and two postdoctoral fellows each year. For more information about the program, as well as how to apply to it, please visit Graduate Programs and Postdoctoral Training

Qian-Li Xue

2020 Outstanding Reviewer Award Recipient

Qian-Li Xue, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Biostatistics in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and Center on Aging and Health is the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. He was also named the Associate Editor in January 2021. We celebrate you, Dr. Xue, in your accomplishments.

Jacek K. Erbanek

W. Leigh Thompson Excellence in Research Award

Jacek K. Urbanek, PhD. Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and Center on Aging and Health is the recipient of the W. Leigh Thompson Excellence in Research: Clinical Research Award for his innovative research entitled “Free-living gait cadence measured by wearable accelerometers: a promising alternative to traditional measures of mobility for accessing fall risk”. Congratulations, Dr. Urbanek, on your research award