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Ann L. Gruber-Baldini, PhD

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:

Epidemiology & Public Health

Additional Title:

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


Howard Hall, 213

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-2444


(410) 706-4433

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 and Aging (normal aging, delirium, and dementia), Hip Fracture Recovery and Rehabilitation, Parkinson’s Disease, Patient-reported Outcomes, 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., Magaziner, J., Terrin, M., Barr, E., Brown, J. Paris, P., Zagorin, A., Roffey, D.M., Zakriya, K., Blute, M., Hebel, J.R., & Carson, J.L., for the FOCUS CAS Investigators. (2013), Delirium Outcomes in a Randomized Trial of Blood Transfusion Thresholds among Hip Fracture Patients:  The FOCUS Cognitive Ancillary Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(8):1286-95. NIHMSID #484159, PMID:23898894.

Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Hosseini, M., Grattan, L., Orwig, D. Hochberg, M., Chiles Shaffer, N., Magaziner, J. (2017). Cognitive Differences between Men and Women who Fracture their Hip and Impact on Six-Month Survival. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65(3):e64-e69. PMID:28176306. NIHMSID 813464. MCID: PMC5357191

Gruber-Baldini, A.L., Velozo, C., Romero, S., Shulman, L.M. (2017). Validation of the PROMIS® Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Conditions Measures. Quality of Life Research, 26(7):1915-1924. NIHMSID 855675. PMID:28239781 PMCID: PMC5479750

Additional Publication Citations

Awards and Affiliations

Fellow, Gerontological Society of America

Executive Committee and Founding Member, American Delirium Society

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

Faculty Teaching award, Department of Epidemiology and Public Heath, Epidemiology and Human Genetics Program and Gerontology Program, 2018

Grants and Contracts

R21AG054143 (Gruber-Baldini)   09/01/16-08/31/20: Hip Fracture Caregiver Intervention Function Focused Care Hip Care at Home

R37 AG009901-05 (Magaziner) 9/1/11-6/30/20: Effects of Multi-Modal Exercise Intervention Post Hip Fracture

R01 AG059651 (Gruber-Baldini/Shulman) 9/1/18-5/31/23: PROMIS Profile Measures in Older Adults –Identifying Cognitive Thresholds for Reliable and Valid Responses”

Gilead Sciences Inc.,  (Schmalzle/Gruber-Baldini) 1/1/19-12/31/21: Evaluating Inclusion of Geriatric Assessment and Treatment Principles in an Urban HIV Center, the STRONG (Strengthening Therapeutic Resources for Older patients agiNG with HIV) Project

T32 AG00262-21 (Magaziner) 05/01/18—04/30/23:  Research Training in the Epidemiology of Aging