The aging of the population highlights the need for research on diseases and disabilities that affect older persons. The objective of our Epidemiology of Aging Training Program is to train pre- and postdoctoral fellows to conduct independent and original research in the epidemiology of aging, with an emphasis on the prevention of late life disability and functional decline.
The program is designed to enable trainees to:
- Master a core curriculum in epidemiology and biostatistics
- Become knowledgeable about the basic biological and psychosocial processes of aging which are fundamental to gerontology
- Become expert in at least one substantive area relevant to the prevention of disability and functional decline in older adults
- Learn to contribute to a research team under the supervision of mentors expert in gerontology, epidemiology, and biostatistics
- Be prepared for the transition to a career in the epidemiology of aging
The program emphasizes the following four areas in which training faculty have extensive research experience and ongoing projects. These areas span traditional and emerging research areas in the epidemiology of aging, and provide a variety of opportunities for trainees to gain basic and specialized epidemiologic research skills.
- Musculoskeletal Epidemiology
- Genetic Epidemiology
- Epidemiologic Study of Long-Term Care for Chronic Diseases
In addition to the many interdepartmental relationships within the School of Medicine and the University of Maryland Baltimore campus, our location in the Baltimore-Washington area offers numerous opportunities for collaboration with government agencies, health care institutions, and life science industries.
The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is a national leader in funded research. Click here for additional information about our multidisciplinary faculty and research programs.
Fellowships are supported by an NIH training grant (T32 AG00262); applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident. The University of Maryland Baltimore is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.