Martha Abshire Saylor

Martha Abshire Saylor


Martha Abshire Saylor is an assistant professor on the at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Her clinical experience in cardiac and critical care has been the foundation of her research and teaching.  Her research interests include an emphasis on psychosocial sequelae of advanced illness, advanced heart failure management, shared decision making and patient-reported outcomes. Dr. Martha Abshire Saylor has developed and tested strengths-based interventions to support caregivers of persons with heart failure and stroke and advance care planning interventions to support older adults (with and without dementia) and their families . Dr. Martha Abshire Saylor has methodological expertise in using mixed quantitative and qualitative methods to understand complex phenomena including multi-component interventions.

JHU Center Affiliation:
Center for Equity in Aging
Center for Cardiovascular & Chronic Care
Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care

Specialties and Expertise
  • Cardiovascular
  • Community
  • End of Life
  • Family
  • Palliative Care
  • Qualitative Research
  • Self-Care
  • Transition of Care
  • Women’s Health