Mobility and Falls Research at the Institute for Aging Research

The Center for Translational Research in Mobility and Falls

Mission:
Our mission is to conduct research that will ultimately reduce the risk of falls and promote independent mobility into old age. We work towards this mission as an interdisciplinary team by exploring cardiovascular, neurological, musculoskeletal, environmental, and drug-related causes of falls and mobility disorders, and developing novel interventions that help older individuals overcome these conditions.

In the News:

  • Brad Manor, Director of the Mobility and Brain Function Lab, became a team member of the Brain Fit Club —an initiative of the Berenson-Allen Center and the Division of Cognitive Neurology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The club, which offers innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to integrated care for brain health, was the topic of a recent article within the Boston Globe.
  • Lewis Lipsitz, Director of the Institute for Aging Research had a viewpoint article published in JAMA on September 16 titled “The 3-Night Hospital Stay and Medicare Coverage for Skilled Nursing.

Team:

Program Director

Lewis Lipsitz, M.D.
Director, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife
Chief, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Faculty

Brad Manor, Ph.D.
Director, Mobility and Brain Function Lab
Assistant Scientist, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife
Instructor in Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

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

Postdoctoral Fellows

Sushmita Purkayastha, Ph.D.

Research Coordinator

Peggy Gagnon, RN, BSN
Project Director

Research Staff

Ikechukwu Iloputaife

Matt Lough
Biomedical Engineer
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering
Boston University

Daniel Habtemariam
Data Manager

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