Current research focuses on the epidemiology, prediction, and prevention of osteoporotic fractures in elderly persons, and in improving the quality of care delivered to residents in skilled nursing facilities. Ongoing projects include a large, administrative database study of osteoporosis screening in men, a randomized trial of different staff education strategies to improve fall prevention in nursing homes, and several clinical demonstration projects.
Education and Training
- Fellow in Geriatrics, Medicine, Duke University, 1999 - 2000
- Chief Resident in Medicine, Medicine, Duke University, 1998 - 1999
- Fellow in Geriatrics, Medicine, Duke University, 1997 - 1998
- Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1994 - 1997
- M.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1994
- Behavior and Physiology in Aging
- Duke Creating ADRD Researchers for the Next Generation - Stimulating Access to Research in Residency Program (CARiNG-StARR)"
- Deprescribing Central Nervous System Medications in Hospitalized Older Adults
- Deprescribing for Older Dialysis Patients
- Duke CTSA (TL1) Year 5
- Dynamics of Symptom Experience and Functional Recovery in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia after Hip Fracture Surgery
- Development and Implementation of "Nursing Home Prevention of Injury in Dementia" (NH PRIDE)
- Metabolomic & Radiographic Markers of Fracture Risk Among Older Adults with Diabetes (K23)
- Physical Resiliencies: Indicators and Mechanisms in the Elderly Collaborative (PRIME Collaborative)