Skip to main content


Events that may be of interest to our community members


Hopkins Economics of Alzheimer’s Disease & Services (HEADS) Center Seminars

The HEADS Center nurtures and supports population-based research that identifies, quantifies, and addresses economic and care systems challenges posed by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). The seminars cover a variety of topics and research areas related to improving the care and lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

When: Monthly during the academic year, Wednesdays 12-1pm

Contact: Jacyln Morgan,


Subscribe to the Newsletter


Hopkins Business of Health Initiative (HBHI) webinars and seminars

HBHI aims to integrate research, practice, and policy across Johns Hopkins University to advance knowledge to improve the productivity of the nation’s health system. HBHI is supported by the deans of the Johns Hopkins’ Carey School of Business, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the School of Medicine with matching funds from the Presidential Fund.


Subscribe to the newsletter on the website


Meetings and Events


Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research (CHSOR) seminar series

CHSOR conducts multidisciplinary research on policies and practices, with a special focus on their impact on quality of care and patient-centered outcomes. Effort is devoted to using evidence to accomplish positive changes, with priority given to research on Federal and state policy issues and to vulnerable populations.

When: Tuesdays 12-1pm, Hybrid format 

Contact for meeting invites: Mary Keyes



Center on Aging and Health (COAH) Scientific Seminar Series

Research at COAH covers the full spectrum of aging research, from the biology of aging to health policy, facilitating the translation of research discoveries into applications that will directly improve the health of older adults. COAH provides key infrastructure that supports clinical- and population-based research and education, with expertise in research with older adults.

When: 1st Monday of the month during the academic year, 3:30-5pm

Contact: Monique L. Lee,

View Recorded Sessions

Additional COAH Workgroups


Issue Is Seminar- Center for Equity in Aging (School of Nursing)

The monthly “Issue Is…“ seminar series provides a forum for high-level and engaging discussions on research across the life course. Each month, a convener articulates a key issue related to aging, palliative care or health equity and leads the discussion. Participants include faculty and pre- and post-doctoral fellows from various disciplines.

When: the third Tuesday of the month 2-3pm, hybrid format (SON & Zoom)


Subscribe to Mailing List


Center for Transformative Geriatric Research and Roger C. Lipitz Center co-convened Works in Progress seminar

This works in progress seminar is co-sponsored by the Center for Transformative Geriatric Research in the School of Medicine and The Roger and Flo Lipitz Center to Advance Policy on Aging & Disability. It is a collaborative environment for faculty, fellows and students to get feedback on their work at any stage from concept to submission.

When: 10 Fridays throughout the academic year, 12-1pm by Zoom

Contact: Laura Vernon Russell


Coalition for Care Partners Monthly Research in Progress Meeting

The Coalition for Care Partners aims to help develop and spread health information technologies that support care partners and alleviate stress as they work to deliver care. The Coalition consists of three arms: Research, Innovation and Spread/Scale. This monthly meeting of the Research arm of the Coalition for Care Partners aims to facilitate collaboration among individuals whose work aligns with the mission of supporting care partners (particularly of people living with dementia) through health information technology.

When: first Wednesday of the month 1:30-2:30pm

Contact: Danielle Peereboom


Working Groups


Contextual Factors in Aging Working Group

A joint working group co-sponsored by the Roger and Flo Lipitz Center to Advance Policy in Aging and Disability, the HEADS Center and the Center for Equity in Aging. This group promotes collaboration and improved access to data resources among researchers examining contextual data relevant to aging, including long term services and supports (LTSS), direct care workforce, and neighborhood-level indices.

When: First Thursday of the month 12-1pm, hybrid format (SON N530T & Zoom); subgroups have additional meetings

Contact: Danielle Peereboom at


Intervention Working Group

During monthly intervention working group sessions, a convener presents key issues related to their own intervention development and receives feedback from the group. Issues such as ways to effectively partner with community groups, novel study designs, and ways of developing intervention protocols are examples of topics that have been covered. Faculty and pre and post-doctoral and from other institutions are welcome to participate.

When: Third Wednesday of the month, 9-10am



Palliative Care Working Group

The Palliative Care Working Group is a space for Doctoral Students and Faculty to nurture academic partnerships, develop creative solutions to research challenges, and collaboratively contribute to the science of palliative care through publications and professional events.

When: Second Thursday of the month



Caregiving Research, Policy and Practice Group

The Caregiving Research, Policy, and Practice Group is a monthly working group convened in partnership between the JHUSON’s Center for Equity in Aging and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The goal of the group is to build community around caregiving research focused on policy and practice.

When: Thursday afternoons



De-implementation of Inappropriate Care in Older Adults Working Group

This is a twice monthly working group across Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing with a focus on de-implementing unnecessary or inappropriate care in older adults. The goal of the group is to build collaboration in grants, papers, learn across different decisional contexts (i.e. deprescribing, reducing aggressive care at end of life).

When: Monday afternoons alternating with Friday mornings.



Johns Hopkins Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (JHAD-RCMAR) Professional Development Series

The JHAD-RCMAR capitalizes on an outstanding interdisciplinary environment at Johns Hopkins University for research, training, and mentoring to emphasize epidemiological and intervention research with a life course perspective on ameliorating health disparities by advancing minority aging research as it is related to ADRD.



Conferences and Workshops


Family and Social Resources Workgroup, sponsored by Center on Aging and Health (COAH)

This group comprises an inter-disciplinary group of researchers investigating social determinants of health, including family, social, socioeconomic and caregiving resources. Topics of interest to the group include both social determinants of aging-related conditions (i.e. disease, disability and dementia) and social determinants of healthy aging over the life course. We seek to better understand and strengthen resources of older adults to prevent and manage aging-related conditions and to promote healthy aging. Meetings provide timely feedback related to conceptualization of research questions, study design, psychometric measurement, study implementation, data analyses and interpretation of results. Meetings also support collaborative projects.

When: 4th Tuesday of each month, 8:30-9:30am

Contact: Martha Abshire Saylor at and Catherine Clair at


Housing and Health Collaborative

The collaborative is convened by Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of the School of Nursing, Craig Pollack, MD, MHS, and Katey Ayers, Professor in the School of Nursing and Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Housing and Health Collaborative brings together researchers from across Johns Hopkins University who—working in conjunction with communities, policymakers, and practitioners—seek to investigate the connection between housing and health, to identify ways healthy housing can be used as a platform to support health and well-being across the life course, and to determine how healthcare can better address housing-related needs. · 



Medicare Claims and EHR Analyses

Linking administrative claims data with epidemiological studies of aging and clinical trials allows researchers to address research questions on healthcare utilization in innovative ways The Medicare Claims and EHR Analyses working group, sponsored by COAH, is very active with members from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health at Johns Hopkins as well as collaborators from other institutions. Currently researchers working on Medicare datasets linked to the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) and the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) project.

When: 4th Wednesday of the month, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Contact: Marcela Blinka at


Improving the Medicare Advantage Program

This workgroup consists of a core group of faculty interested in improving the management of the Medicare Advantage program to develop new projects, support existing projects, and create a data asset of the claims for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. This workgroup has received grants from the NIH and Arnold Foundation and is seeding the activities that can lead to a few more.

When: 3rd Thursday, 4:00pm-5:00pm