Center & Institute Affiliations
Disability; Aging; Health Equity
Experiences & Accomplishments
Dr. Swenor is the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center which focuses on addressing healthy inequities for people with all types of disabilities. Her research aims to establish evidence, develop strategies, and shape policy that maximizes health, equity, and inclusion of people with disabilities. Dr. Swenor’s work combines public health, disability, and aging research and has a focus on vision impairment.
Swenor BK. Including disability in all health equity efforts: an urgent call to action. Lancet Public Health. 2021 Jun;6(6):e359-e360. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(21)00115-8. PMID: 34051160.
Epstein S, Ayers K, Swenor BK. COVID-19 vaccine prioritisation for people with disabilities. Lancet Public Health. 2021 Jun;6(6):e361. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(21)00093-1. Epub 2021 Apr 21. PMID: 33894137; PMCID: PMC8059990.
Varadaraj V, Munoz B, Deal JA, An Y, Albert MS, Resnick SM, Ferrucci L, Swenor BK. Association of Vision Impairment With Cognitive Decline Across Multiple Domains in Older Adults. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jul 1;4(7):e2117416. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.17416. PMID: 34269806; PMCID: PMC8285732.
Swenor B, Meeks LM. Disability Inclusion - Moving Beyond Mission Statements. N Engl J Med. 2019 May 30;380(22):2089-2091. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1900348. PMID: 31141629.
Swenor BK, Lee MJ, Varadaraj V, Whitson HE, Ramulu PY. Aging With Vision Loss: A Framework for Assessing the Impact of Visual Impairment on Older Adults. Gerontologist. 2020 Aug 14;60(6):989-995. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnz117. PMID: 31504483; PMCID: PMC7427480.