Certificate in Gerontology
Epidemiology of Aging Track, Department of Epidemiology
JHSPH Gerontology Interest Group
The Gerontology Interest Group is dedicated to providing opportunities to address public health issues of the elderly population through the sharing of experiences, interests, and information.
Our goals are to organize a variety of activities and events that encourage an understanding of gerontological issues, to build a network among students, faculty, staff, and alumni who are interested in public health issues relevant to older persons (demography, policy, economy, epidemiology, mental health), and to promote collaboration through joint activities with outside organizations that share the group’s interests (e.g. Gerontological Society of America, American Geriatrics Society). All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to participate.
Research on Aging Showcase: The Gerontology Interest Group holds an annual Research on Aging Showcase poster session each spring.
Epidemiology of Aging Journal Club
The Epidemiology of Aging journal club facilitates dialogue between students and faculty on current research topics in aging and geriatrics. During meetings, students in the Epidemiology of Aging program present and lead a discussion of a self-selected epidemiologic study. Journal club meetings provide opportunities for students to gain experience in public speaking, to increase exposure to current research, and to exercise critical thinking skills. Meetings times are to be announced, but are most often held the last Monday of each month from 12:15-1:15pm at the Center on Aging and Health.
Courses in Aging at JHSPH
- Biological Basis of Aging (260.665)
- Epidemiology of Aging (340.616)
- Epidemiology of Sensory Loss in Aging (340.699)
- Health Issues for Aging Populations (309.605)
- Mental Health in Later Life (330.618)
- Seminar on Aging and, Cognition, and Neurodegenerative Disorders (330.802)
- Stem Cells and the Biology of Aging and Disease (120.627)
For more information on courses at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, please visit http://www.jhsph.edu/courses.