University of Maryland School of Medicine
Ann L. Gruber-Baldini, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Gerontology, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Gruber-Baldini has a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Bucknell University and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in Human Development and Family Studies. She also had a 2-year NIA Postdoctoral Traineeship at the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Michigan before joining the University of Maryland. She has been awarded Fellow status in the Gerontological Society of America. Dr Gruber-Baldini is the Director of the Graduate Program in Epidemiology and Human Genetics. She is MPI of the NIA-funded UMB T32 Training program in Epidemiology of Aging and directs the graduate program in Epidemiology and Human Genetics.
Dr. Gruber-Baldini's research investigated the interaction of cognition (including dementia and delirium), patient-reported outcomes, and health across many chronic conditions. She is currently the PI of a NIA-funded grant to look at cognitive thresholds for accurate completion of patient-reported outcomes. She is also a co-PI on a study of Aging and HIV funded by the Gilead Foundation. She was the Principal Investigator of a NHLBI-funded grant to look at delirium outcomes in an ongoing study of blood transfusion protocols in hip fractures (FOCUS) and a R21 on potential interventions for persons with dementia and their caregivers after hip fracture, and was co-PI of the Baltimore site for the Community Ambulation Study. She is an ongoing co-investigator on studies of cognitive functioning after hip fracture (delirium and dementia) as part of the Baltimore Hip Studies program. She is also a long-standing co-investigator of the University of Maryland Movement Disorders Health Outcomes Measurement (HOME) Study, which has analyzed longitudinal data on over 3,000 patients with Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions. She has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles.
Monday, September 27, 2021
12:36 PM – 12:46 PM ET