Publications


Relationship between sensorimotor peripheral nerve function and indicators of cardiovascular autonomic function in older adults from the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study.
Exp Gerontol 2017 Oct 22;96:38-45. Epub 2017 Apr 22.
Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 N. Bellefield Ave., 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States. Electronic address:

Long-term changes in time spent walking and subsequent cognitive and structural brain changes in older adults.
Neurobiol Aging 2017 Sep 6;57:153-161. Epub 2017 Jun 6.
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Impact of Incident Heart Failure on Body Composition Over Time in the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study Population.
Circ Heart Fail 2017 Sep;10(9)
From the Section of Geriatric Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (D.E.F.), Department of Epidemiology, Center for Aging and Population Health (A.J.S.), Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health (R.B.), and Epidemiology, Medicine, and Clinical and Translational Science Institute (A.B.N.), University of Pittsburgh, PA; Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD (T.H.); Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California in San Francisco (A.M.K.); Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis (S.S.); Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD (E.M.S.); Division of Cardiology, Stony Brook University, NY (J.B.); and Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY (J.R.K.).

Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Falls in Well-Functioning Older Adults: Findings From the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2017 Sep 14. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
From the Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland (AJN, AA, VZ, JAS); Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland (AJN); and National Institute of Aging, Baltimore, Maryland (EMS, LF).

Relationship between Homocysteine and Muscle Strength Decline: The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2017 Aug 22. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Science Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living Houston, TX.

Hearing Impairment and Incident Dementia and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: The Health ABC Study.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2017 May;72(5):703-709
Departments of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.


Compensatory Saccades Are Associated With Physical Performance in Older Adults: Data From the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.
Otol Neurotol 2017 Mar;38(3):373-378
*Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine†Longitudinal Studies Section, Translational Gerontology Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Health, Baltimore, Maryland.


An Evaluation of the Longitudinal, Bidirectional Associations Between Gait Speed and Cognition in Older Women and Men.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2016 Dec 10;71(12):1616-1623. Epub 2016 Apr 10.
Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ankle Proprioception-Associated Gait Patterns in Older Adults: Results from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.
Med Sci Sports Exerc 2016 Nov;48(11):2190-2194
1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chonnam National University, Yeosu, SOUTH KOREA; 2Translational Gerontology Branch, National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH), Baltimore, MD; and 3School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, CANADA.

The effect of age and microstructural white matter integrity on lap time variation and fast-paced walking speed.
Brain Imaging Behav 2016 Sep;10(3):697-706
Longitudinal Studies Section, Translational Gerontology Branch, National Institute on Aging, 251 Bayview Blvd., Suite 100, Rm 04B316, Baltimore, 21224, Maryland.


Impact of Drug-Drug and Drug-Disease Interactions on Gait Speed in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.
Drugs Aging 2016 Jun;33(6):411-8
Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 500, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA.

Association of Hearing Impairment and Emotional Vitality in Older Adults.
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2016 May 16;71(3):400-4. Epub 2016 Feb 16.
Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland. Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.

Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults and Risk of Dementia.
JAMA Psychiatry 2016 May;73(5):525-31
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco7Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco8Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco9San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical.

Association Between Accelerated Multimorbidity and Age-Related Cognitive Decline in Older Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging Participants without Dementia.
J Am Geriatr Soc 2016 May 30;64(5):965-72. Epub 2016 Apr 30.
Translational Gerontology Branch, Longitudinal Study Section, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland.



Inflammation, Depression, and Slow Gait: A High Mortality Phenotype in Later Life.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2016 Feb 20;71(2):221-7. Epub 2015 Sep 20.
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco. Department of Neurology and Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.


Antihypertensive Use and Recurrent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Findings From the Health ABC Study.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2015 Dec 11;70(12):1562-8. Epub 2015 Aug 11.
Department of Medicine (Geriatrics), Department of Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology, and Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pennsylvania.

Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Function and Fatigability in Older Adults.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2015 Nov 28;70(11):1379-85. Epub 2014 Aug 28.
Department of Epidemiology, Center for Aging and Population Health, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Energy Metabolism and the Burden of Multimorbidity in Older Adults: Results From the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2015 Nov 18;70(11):1297-303. Epub 2014 Nov 18.
Intramural Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland.


Physical Activity and Change in Long Distance Corridor Walk Performance in the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study.
J Am Geriatr Soc 2015 Jul 11;63(7):1348-54. Epub 2015 Jun 11.
Center for Aging and Population Health, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Association of hearing impairment with declines in physical functioning and the risk of disability in older adults.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2015 May 3;70(5):654-61. Epub 2014 Dec 3.
Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland. Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.


TV Watching, but Not Physical Activity, Is Associated With Change in Kidney Function in Older Adults.
J Phys Act Health 2015 Apr 17;12(4):561-8. Epub 2014 Apr 17.
Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA.

Association between the Mediterranean diet and cognitive decline in a biracial population.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2015 Mar 3;70(3):354-9. Epub 2014 Jul 3.
San Francisco VA Medical Center, California. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco. Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of California San Francisco.

Association of hearing impairment and mortality in older adults.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2015 Jan 14;70(1):85-90. Epub 2014 Jul 14.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health, Baltimore, Maryland. Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland. Department of Epidemiology and Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.

Statin use and decline in gait speed in community-dwelling older adults.
J Am Geriatr Soc 2015 Jan 23;63(1):124-9. Epub 2014 Dec 23.
Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing, Health Policy Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sensory and motor peripheral nerve function and incident mobility disability.
J Am Geriatr Soc 2014 Dec 8;62(12):2273-9. Epub 2014 Dec 8.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts; School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Association between energy availability and physical activity in older adults.
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2014 Oct;93(10):876-83
From the Department of Integrative Health Science, Stetson University, DeLand, Florida (MAS); Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland (JAS); and Longitudinal Studies Section, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland (EMS, LF).


Assessing the "physical cliff": detailed quantification of age-related differences in daily patterns of physical activity.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2014 Aug 14;69(8):973-9. Epub 2013 Dec 14.
Longitudinal Studies Section, Translational Gerontology Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland.

Weight change, body composition, and risk of mobility disability and mortality in older adults: a population-based cohort study.
J Am Geriatr Soc 2014 Aug 15;62(8):1476-1483. Epub 2014 Jul 15.
Laboratory of Epidemiology, and Population Sciences, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD.

Older adults with limited literacy are at increased risk for likely dementia.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2014 Jul 24;69(7):900-6. Epub 2013 Oct 24.
Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, San Francisco VA Medical Center, California. Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco.

Association of urinary injury biomarkers with mortality and cardiovascular events.
J Am Soc Nephrol 2014 Jul 7;25(7):1545-53. Epub 2014 Feb 7.
Division of General Internal Medicine, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, California.

Associations of BMI and adipose tissue area and density with incident mobility limitation and poor performance in older adults.
Am J Clin Nutr 2014 May 12;99(5):1059-65. Epub 2014 Feb 12.
Laboratory of Epidemiology, and Population Sciences, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD (RAM, IR, and TBH); the Sections on Comparative Medicine Pathology, Radiology (TCR), and Gerontology and Geriatrics (SBK), Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC; the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (HNA); the Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (ABN); the Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN (SS); the Center for Aging and Population Health, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (BHG); and the Translational Gerontology Branch, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD (EMS).


"IDEAL" aging is associated with lower resting metabolic rate: the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.
J Am Geriatr Soc 2014 Apr 17;62(4):667-72. Epub 2014 Mar 17.
Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Longitudinal Studies Section, Translational Gerontology Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland.

The associations between serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor, potential confounders, and cognitive decline: a longitudinal study.
PLoS One 2014 26;9(3):e91339. Epub 2014 Mar 26.
Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California, United States of America.


Lipid peroxidation and depressed mood in community-dwelling older men and women.
PLoS One 2013 11;8(6):e65406. Epub 2013 Jun 11.
Department of Psychiatry and EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center/GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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