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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Center for Equity 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.

Consultative Assistance

Statistics & Data Analyses

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 will contact you to set an individual meeting to review your specific needs.

Human-Centered Design

Interested in learning more about how you can incorporate human-centered design practices into your work? All Johns Hopkins Nursing School affiliates are welcome to schedule 1:1 appointments with the PROMOTE Center's Social Design Associate Vidisha Agarwalla

Working Groups, Journal Clubs, and Seminars

  • Intervention Working Group
  • Dementia Working Group
  • The Issue Is...Seminar Series
  • Discrimination Journal Club
  • Journal Club presented by the PROMOTE Center and The Center for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care

Intervention Working Group

Monthly intervention working group sessions alternate between two complementary formats: 1) a convener presents key issues related to their own intervention development and receives feedback from the group and 2) an application of Human Centered Design principles and practice for advancing the design, implementation, and sustainability of behavioral interventions. Issues such as ways to effectively partner with community groups, novel study designs, and ways of developing intervention protocols are examples of topics that have been covered. Faculty and pre and post-doctoral and from other institutions are welcome to participate.

Time: 9:00-10:00 AM
When: Third Wednesday of the Month

Dementia Working Group

The Dementia Working Group brings together  a diverse mix of people from different schools across Johns Hopkins University who are interested in advancing research on persons with dementia and their caregivers. The goals of the Dementia Working Group are to develop publications and provide a forum for receiving feedback on individual projects related to dementia. The Group meets monthly  via video conference, and is open to faculty and pre- and post-doctoral from all institutions.

Time: 12:00 PM -1:00 PM
When: Monthly. Third Thursday of the month. 

The Issue Is…Seminar Series

Our monthly “Issue Is… “ seminar series provides a forum for high-level and engaging discussions concerning key issues related to intervention and implementation science. Each month, a convener articulates a key issue and leads the discussion. Participants include faculty and pre- and post-doctoral fellows from various disciplines who have an interest in intervention and implementation research.

Time: 9:00-10:00 AM
When: Select First Tuesdays of the Month

Discrimination Journal Club

The purpose of the journal club is to facilitate an open space for discussions regarding relationships between racial and ethnic discrimination and health outcomes. Journal article topics include experiences of racism across the lifespan for different racial and ethnic groups, and different levels of racism (e.g. interpersonal, institutional, structural).

Time: 12:15PM-1:15PM
When: 10/12/20, 11/9/20
Contact: d

Applying Human-Centered Design to  Behavioral Interventions
In this synchronous, 2-half day, online workshop, participants will learn best practices in human-centered design across stages of developing, testing, and implementing non-pharmacological behavioral research interventions. Participants will workshop human-centered design methods and gain a better understanding of how to maintain equity, build humility, address power dynamics, and advance intervention design through co-creation with community partners. This program is designed for faculty, clinical researchers, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students from diverse health and social science backgrounds. Individuals from all institutions are encouraged to apply. Please note: This workshop will not be offered in 2022.


Dr. Sarah Szanton and Dr. Deidra Crews talk with scientists, policy experts, entrepreneurs, and advocates, seeking to understand aging across the lifespan and health inequities with aging. Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.



Hosted by Dr. Bonnielin Swenor and Dr. Nicholas Reed, the Included Podcast delves deep into issues of disability equity. Included looks at disability issues, like voting and healthcare, from personal, advocacy, and research perspectives. Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.



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