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Center on Aging and Health Led by Director Dr. David L. Roth, much of the Center's research pertains to the effects of caregiving on family caregivers as well as older adults. Frailty Science An integral part of our research mission is to identify the causes of and treatments for frailty, an age-related condition characterized by reduced strength, energy and activity. Happy senior couple on a ferris wheel Cochlear Center Researchers from Cochlear Center for Public Health led by Dr. Frank Lin study the impact of sensory function on the health of older adults, including links to cognitive problems. Old mature retired senior people smile Older Americans Independence Center The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC)’s goal is to support the next generation of researchers to determine causes and treatments for frailty in older adults.

Upcoming Events

Memory Impairment in Aging and Dementia: The HOPE4MCI Study

December 6, 20213:30 pm / 5:00 pm
Scientific Seminar Series

Arnold Bakker, PhD, Director of the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Core and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will present "...


EBA Research in Progress: Danielle Feger

December 13, 20213:30 pm / 4:30 pm
Epidemiology & Biostatistics of Aging Research in Progress Meetings

Please join us for this EBA Research in Progress meeting.  Danielle Feger, pre-doctoral fellow in Epidemiology, will present on her ongoing research. To be held as a hybrid meeting (...

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Center Highlights

image of David L. Roth

Director of the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health

Welcome from
David L. Roth, 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!

The Center consists of more than 40 faculty members from Johns Hopkins University’s schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing who collaborate with other investigators at Johns Hopkins and around the world to pursue exciting goals in the areas of research, training, clinical care, and public service.  Our overriding objective is to discover new and more effective ways to promote the health and well-being of older adults, and to help them continue to make valuable contributions to our communities. 

In addition to our innovative research projects, such as those on family caregiving, cognitive and sensory functioning, physical mobility, social engagement, and frailty and resiliency, we have active predoctoral and postdoctoral training programs and numerous partnerships with community stakeholders.   Read the full welcome message here.