Approach to Aging that Stands the Test of Time
By 2040, 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older and perhaps 28 million will be 80 or older. Improving care for the elderly and defining nursing’s lead role won’t wait until then.
Johns Hopkins Nursing’s Center for Equity in Aging is already leading the way through education (online courses on dementia and psychological issues of older adults reach tens of thousands of trailblazers across the globe); research (fall prevention to dementia intervention to a “guided care” treatment approach), and practice (via CAPABLE, a program that saves health care dollars by keeping seniors safe in their own homes longer, to Fuld Fellows and the student-based Geriatric Interest Group, enhancing and sharing knowledge on nurse roles and quality and safety of care.
Centers and Initiatives
Our faculty-led, interdisciplinary centers and initiatives strengthen a focused area of scholarship in health care by providing an environment to expand the knowledge base, integrate specific education and practice initiatives, and mentor new scholars.
PhD, MPH, BA
Katherine Ornstein, an epidemiologist by training, is director of the Center for Equity in Aging. Her program of research focuses on older individuals with serious illness and their families and includes work on the downstream effects of health care on families and caregivers; the epidemiology of the homebound population; burden and cost in dementia caregiving […]Continue reading
PhD, MSN, BSN, RN
Bryan R. Hansen is a passionate advocate for the promotion of optimum mental health and well-being of older adults and their families through teaching, practice, and research. Dr. Hansen completed his PhD and master of science in nursing at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and specializes in psychiatric, gerontologic, and forensic nursing. He has […]Continue reading
PhD, MS, BS, RN
Junxin Li works to promote health and well-being of older adults, particularly by understanding how physical activity and sleep affect cognitive function. Research interests include the associations between daytime activities, sleep, and cognitive function; the biological mechanisms for these associations; the short- and long-term impacts of daytime napping on cognitive functions; and testing individually tailored […]Continue reading
PhD, MSN, BSN, RN
Janiece Taylor is an assistant professor on the research/education tract at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Her research is focused on identifying and addressing disparities in pain in older women from underrepresented racial ethnic groups and improving quality of life and health outcomes in people aging with disabilities. Dr. Taylor’s research is strongly connected […]Continue reading
PhD, MSN, BSN, BA, RN
Sarah Szanton is the fifth dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Dr. Szanton holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Under Dr. Szanton’s leadership, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is ranked No. […]Continue reading
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing offers programs designed to fit the career and research goals of our diverse student population.
- MSN Healthcare Organizational Leadership
- MSN Healthcare Organizational Leadership/MBA
- DNP Advanced Practice: Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Pracitioner
- DNP Advanced Practice: Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- DNP Advanced Practice: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- DNP Executive
- Post-Degree Certificates