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The Division of Gerontology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) is an academic resource that conducts research, educates health-care professionals, and provides services related to gerontological health and disease. Areas of research include hip fracture and hip replacement, dementia, pressure ulcers, psychological aspects of aging, physical functioning of the aged, care-giving and long-term care, and methods of studying older persons. Learn more about our faculty and their research interests.

The Division houses two major research programs: The Baltimore Hip Studies and The Maryland Long-Term Care Project. The division also has a National Research Service Award (NRSA) Training Grant in the Epidemiology of Aging.

The Division works closely with the EPH clinical epidemiology investigators on their research into the natural history and etiology of hip fracture in elderly women and related research. It serves as a resource for the EPH, other clinical and basic science departments in the School of Medicine, State of Maryland Department on Aging, Veterans Administration, UMB Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program, the Maryland Gerontological Association, and others.