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The Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife is a research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and our highly regarded researchers collaborate with other renowned health care institutions around the world. As a part of Hebrew SeniorLife, our goal is to further our shared mission to redefine the aging experience.

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The Aging Brain Center

The Aging Brain Center is dedicated to advancing medical knowledge about delirium, and its interface with dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease through research and education. Our vision is to reduce delirium and its complications for patients worldwide.

Biostatistics & Clinical Trials

Biostatistics involves the capture and interpretation of quantitative data in the biomedical sciences. It is integral to the advancement of knowledge in biology, health policy, clinical medicine, public health, health economics, proteomics, genomics, and other disciplines.

Musculoskeletal Research Center

Musculoskeletal Research Center conducts research on common musculoskeletal conditions of aging such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, hyperkyphosis (excessive forward curvature), sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass) and foot disorders, as well as biomechanics of the skeletal system.

Palliative Care

Palliative care is focused on relieving the pain and discomfort of patients with chronic and life-limiting illnesses. Our goal is to conduct high-quality clinical and health services palliative care research that will improve the quality of care provided to older patients and their families.

Mobility & Falls

Our interdisciplinary team explores cardiovascular, neurological, musculoskeletal, environmental and drug-related causes of falls and mobility disorders. This research has lead to the development of novel interventions that help older individuals overcome these conditions.

Meet the scientists of the Institute for Aging Research

Lewis A. Lipsitz, M.D.
Director, Institute for Aging Research and Senior Scientist
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Aging Brain Center Faculty

Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Aging Brain Center Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Tamara G. Fong M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist, Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Jane S. Saczynski, Ph.D.
Adjunct Scientist, Hebrew SeniorLife
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Eva M. Schmitt, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Aging Brain Center
Assistant Scientist I

Mobility and Falls Translational Research Center

Lewis A. Lipsitz, M.D.
Director, Institute for Aging Research and Senior Scientist
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Brad Manor, Ph.D.
Director, Mobility and Falls Program
Instructor in Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Dae Kim, M.D., M.P.H.
Staff Geriatrician, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Musculoskeletal Research Center

Douglas P. Kiel, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Musculoskeletal Research Center and Senior Scientist, the Institute for Aging Research
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Marian T. Hannan, D.Sc., M.P.H.
Co-Director of Musculoskeletal Research Center and Senior Scientist, Institute for Aging Research
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Sarah D. Berry, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Scientist II, Institute for Aging Research
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

Wen-Chi Chou, Ph.D
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Aging Research Genetic Epidemiologist

Alyssa B. Dufour, Ph.D.
Statistician/Assistant Scientist I
Instructor in Medicine, Department of Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

Yi-Hsiang (Sean) Hsu, Sc.D.
Associate Director of Genetics Epidemiology, Institute for Aging Research
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

Kelsey Mangano, Ph.D. R.D.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Aging Research Nutritional Epidemiologist

Robert R. McLean, D.Sc., M.P.H.
Assistant Scientist II, Institute for Aging Research
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

Shivani Sahni, Ph.D.
Director, Nutrition Program and Assistant Scientist II, Institute for Aging Research Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Elizabeth J. Samelson, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist, Institute for Aging Research
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School

Palliative Care

Susan L. Mitchell, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Scientist and Director of Palliative Care Research
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Jane L. Givens M.D., M.S.C.E.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Scientist II, Palliative Care Research, Institute for Aging Research

Daniel B. Kramer M.D.
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Scientist I, Palliative Care Research, Institute for Aging Research
Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Quality of Care & Health Care Standards

John N. Morris, Ph.D.
Director of Social and Health Policy Research
Alfred A. and Gilda Slifka Chair in Social Gerontological Research

Biostatistics and Clinical Trials

Thomas Travison, Ph.D.
Director, Biostatistics, Institute for Aging Research
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School