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Ann L. Gruber-Baldini, PhD

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:

Epidemiology & Public Health

Additional Title:

Director, Program in Epidemiology and Human Genetics Director of Statistical and Data Analysis Group, Division of Gerontology


Howard Hall, 213

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-2444

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 706-2406



Education and Training

B.A. in Psychology and in Sociology, Bucknell University

M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), Pennsylvania State University

Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), Pennsylvania State University

Research Fellow, National Institute on Aging Post-doctoral Traineeship, The Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan

Research/Clinical Keywords

Epidemiology of Aging, Adult Psychological Development, Cognitive Functioning of the Elderly (normal aging, delirium, and dementia, Hip Fracture Recovery and Rehabilitation,Parkinson’s Disease Functional Outcomes and Health-Related Quality of Life

Highlighted Publications

Gruber-Baldini AL, Zimmerman S, Morrison RS, Grattan LM, Dolan M, Hebel JR, Hawkes W, Magaziner J. Cognitive impairment in hip fracture patients: Timing of detection and longitudinal follow-up. J Amer Geriatr Soc 2003;51:1227-1236.  PMID: 12919234

Gruber-Baldini AL, Ye J, Andersen K, Shulman L. Effects of Optimism/Pessimism and Locus of Control on Disability and Quality of Life in Parkinson's Disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord, 2009, 15:665-9. PMID: 19362510

Gruber-Baldini AL, Resnick B, Hebel JR, Galik E, Zimmerman S. Adverse Events Associated with the Res-Care Intervention. J Am Med Dir Assoc, 2011, 12(8), 584-9. PMID: 21450187. NIHMS: 212481.

Gruber-Baldini A, Marcantonio E, Orwig D, et al. Delirium Outcomes in a Randomized Trial of Blood Transfusion Thresholds among Hip Fracture Patients: The FOCUS Cognitive Ancillary Study. J Amer Geriatr Soc, 2013 Aug; 61(8):1286-95.  NIHMSID #484159, PMID:23898894B.

Gruber-Baldini AL, Hosseini M, Grattan L, Orwig D, Hochberg M, Chiles Shaffer N, Magaziner J. (2016, in press). Cognitive Differences between Men and Women who Fracture their Hip and Impact on Six-Month Survival. J Am Geriatr Soc. NIHMSID 813464

Additional Publication Citations

Awards and Affiliations

Fellow, Gerontological Society of America

Treasurer, Executive Committee and Founding Member, American Delirium Society

Presidential Poster Award, "Outstanding Research Concerning Surgery in Older Patients", American Geriatrics Society, 2011

Grants and Contracts

R21AG054143-01 (Gruber-Baldini)   09/01/16-08/31/17 Hip Fracture Caregiver Intervention Function Focused Care Hip Care at Home

CareFirst   (Quinn/Gruber-Baldini)   08/01/16-07/31/17  Bringing Telemedicine to Maryland Skilled Nursing Facilities:  Expanding Access to Care Through an Academic, Clinical, and Telemedicine Consortium

R01AG035009-01A1 (Magaziner)   9/1/10-8/31/17 Community Ambulation Following Hip Fracture

R37 AG009901-05 (Magaziner)      9/1/11-6/30/17 Effects of Multi-Modal Exercise Intervention Post Hip Fracture

R01 AG046217 (Galik)     9/30/13-9/29/18 Function and Behavior Focused Care for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia