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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Center for Innovative Care in Aging brings a wide range of activities aimed at advancing research in areas concerning aging to the audiences of researchers who work in the field of gerontology.  These include dementia care, functional difficulties, health disparities, fall risk, quality of life, and meaningful activity among older adults with chronic and co-morbid illnesses.

Ongoing and future activities include:

  1. Five writing groups
  2. Monthly research-in-progress meetings
  3. Lectureship series on topics pertinent to behavioral intervention research
  4. A meaningful exchange and consultation network of behavioral intervention scientists
  5. A network of practice and community sites willing to participate as research sites or who are interested in implementing evidence-based programs generated by Center faculty and the network of behavioral intervention scientists

Working Groups and Lead Facilitators:

  • Activity & well-being – Jeanine M. Parisi, PhD
  • Community health workers – Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN
  • Interventions – Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN
  • Dementia, behaviors, caregiving- Rebecca J. Wright, PhD, BSC (HONS), RN
  • Discrimination- Lauren J. Parker, PhD, MPH & Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, ANP, FAAN

We are able to provide statistical consultation and assistance with data analyses to help advance research of the Center’s Principal Faculty. If you would like to place a request, please click on the link to complete the request form. If your request has been approved, our data analyst (Dr. Xuan Zhang) will contact you to set an individual meeting to review your specific needs.

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The "Issue Is..." Seminar Series

Zoom will be available, contact for access
Light breakfast will be served

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing interdivisional and interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Care in Aging will offer a Work in Progress Seminar focusing on issues related to intervention and implementation science in aging. The seminar will serve as a forum for faculty, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students to explore issues related to behavioral intervention and implementation research or to present ongoing research or emerging intervention ideas and issues.

Through presentation and group discussion, each interactive session will focus on a specific issue, provide an opportunity to present emerging ideas and issues, and receive constructive comments and thoughtful critique to further scholarship in the science of intervention research with older adults. It will also provide a forum to trial run conference and workshop/seminar papers.

The focus of each seminar discussion will vary; however, the series as a whole will provide exposure to the full range of substantive topics related to intervention research with older adults. It is expected that the range of specialty areas, expertise and professional backgrounds of participants will assure exposure to rich discussion, diverse knowledge bases and unique insights.


Each session will have a designated convener who articulates the identified issue or challenge provides brief background information and a recommended reading(s) concerning the issue and leads the discussion.


March 5, 2019
The Issue Is… What is a falls risk factor: can a questionnaire or dairy tell us the answer?
Pradeep Ramulu, MD, PhD

April 2, 2019
The Issue Is…Translating Interventions: It is more than just language?
Katherine Marx, PhD, MPH

May 7, 2019
The Issue Is...Aging in Cuba; what can we learn?
Manka Nkimbeng, PhD(c), MPH, RN & Thomas K.M. Cudjoe, MD, MPH

September 3, 2019
The Issue Is...Quantifying older adult exposure to structural discrimination.
Sarah LaFave, PhD(c), MPH, RN, BSN

October 1, 2019
The Issue Is...Advancing Minority Aging Research in Alzheimer’s disease and Related Disorders

George Rebok, PhD, MA & Roland Thorpe Jr., PhD


November 5, 2019
The Issue Is...Addressing Racial Disparities in Palliative Care

Rebecca J. Wright, PhD, BSC (HONS)

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