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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 across the life course.  

Working Groups and Seminars

  • Intervention Working Group

  • The Issue Is…Seminar Series

  • Lost Paper Forum

  • Contextual Factors Working Group

  • Palliative Care Working Group

  • Caregiving Research, Policy, and Practice Group

Intervention Working Group
During monthly intervention working group sessions, a convener presents key issues related to their own intervention development and receives feedback from the group. 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: 12:00-1:00 PM
When: Second Thursday of the Month
Contact: agingcenter@jhu.edu

The Issue Is…Seminar Series
Our monthly “Issue Is… “ seminar series provides a forum for high-level and engaging discussions on research across the life course. Each month, a convener articulates a key issue related to aging, palliative care or health equity and leads the discussion. Participants include faculty and pre- and post-doctoral fellows from various disciplines.
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
When: Third Tuesday of the month. 
Contact: [email protected]

Lost Paper Forum
The Lost Paper Forum pairs those needing assistance finishing a paper broadly related to aging, palliative care or health equity research with those looking to collaborate. Faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and PhD students are invited to attend. 
Cadence: Quarterly on Thursdays at 2:00 PM
Contact: [email protected]

Contextual Factors Working Group (in conjunction with Lipitz Center and HEADS)  
The Contextual Factors in aging and long term services and supports research working group shares use of neighborhood level, composite deprivation indices, or other contextual data in the study of aging research. Researchers and trainees share current projects and new methods and data sources to advance research activities and build collaboration across Johns Hopkins and with researchers in other institutions.
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
When: First Thursday of the Month
Contact: [email protected]

Palliative Care Working Group
The Palliative Care Working Group is a space for Doctoral Students and Faculty to nurture academic partnerships, develop creative solutions to research challenges, and collaboratively contribute to the science of palliative care through publications and professional events.
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
When: First Thursday of the Month
Contact: [email protected]

Caregiving Research, Policy, and Practice Group
The Caregiving Research, Policy, and Practice Group is a monthly working group convened in partnership with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The goal of the group is to build community around caregiving research focused on policy and practice.
When: Thursday afternoons
Contact: [email protected]

Consultative Assistance

Data Analyst Support

Need assistance with data analysis for a project or paper you are working on? Reach out to [email protected].

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 Design Strategy Manager, Kennedy McDaniel


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