Dr. Oursler, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, received her MD degree and Masters of Science degree in clinical investigation from Johns Hopkins University. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Maryland and infectious disease fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Oursler's secondary appointments is in the UMSOM Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. In addition, Dr. Oursler is on staff at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, where she is Deputy Director of the HIV program, an associate investigator in the Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center, and site PI of the multicenter NIH sponsored Veterans Aging Cohort Study. She is a junior faculty member in the UMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.
Dr. Oursler conducts clinical research in the underlying mechanisms of reduced functional performance in older HIV-infected adults. Her research focuses on skeletal muscle oxidative dysfunction and metabolic effects of antiretroviral therapy. Her objective is to design effective prevention and treatment strategies that will improve and preserve function in this rapidly growing older patient population.