Public Health Forum: 'Public Health Priorities for an Aging Population'
Publicado em 1 de out de 2015
Guest speaker: Judith Kasper, PhD, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Sept. 29, 2015
Judith Kasper is a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a senior associate in the Center on Aging and Health. Kasper joined the department in 1987, having previously served as senior analyst in the Office of Research of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and as senior researcher at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Kasper is principal investigator of the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS). This national study of older people, supported by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health, is designed to study disability trends and dynamics in later life. NHATS is in its fifth year of annual data collection, and more than 8,000 people ages 65 and older are participating. She has been principal or co-principal investigator on additional studies of vulnerable older people funded by NIH, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Commonwealth Fund.