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About Us


The mission of the Division of Gerontology is to conduct research, teach and serve gateway to our extensive resources dedicated to improving the health and health care of older persons. Faculty members include both epidemiologic and clinical investigators who are taking gerontology research in exciting new directions.  Current areas of research interest include:

  • Hip fracture,
  • Cognition (including delirium and dementia),
  • Diabetes,
  • Parkinson’s disease,
  • Emergency medicine,
  • Psychological resilience, and
  • Telemedicine.

The Division’s educational programs are focused on training the next generation of scientists. Educational programs offer a variety of pre- and post-doctoral fellowships, supported by a large portfolio of face-to-face and online courses, not only to develop research skills, but also to support trainees and health professionals across the fields of epidemiology, gerontology and health care policy.

The Division is home to the Center for Research on Aging, the Program on Aging, Trauma and Emergency Care, and the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans independence Center. The Division houses major research programs such as The Baltimore Hip Studies. The Division also has a National Research Service Award Training Grant in the Epidemiology of Aging.