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Jay S. Magaziner, PhD, MSHyg

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:

Epidemiology & Public Health

Secondary Appointment(s):

Physical Therapy, Medicine

Administrative Title:

Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health; Director, Center For Research On Aging


Suite 200, Howard Hall, 660 West Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-3553


(410) 706-4433

Education and Training

  • Case Western Reserve University, BA, 1970
  • University of Chicago, MA, Committee on Human Development, Adult Development and Aging, Division of Social Sciences 1977
  • University of Chicago, PhD, Committee on Human Development, Adult Development and Aging, Division of Social Sciences 1980
  • University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, MS Hyg., Epidemiology, 1982


Dr. Magaziner is a leading scholar and expert in the epidemiology of aging. He pursues research on aging in three interrelated areas: the consequences of hip fracture, health and long-term care, and methods for studying older populations. The major focus of this work is on identifying ways to enhance functioning and improve the quality of life for older people. He has been continuously funded by the NIA since 1983 for studies on dementia in nursing homes and hip fracture outcomes.

Dr. Magaziner’s work on hip fracture focuses on issues relating to hip fracture recovery, which has earned him a two consecutive MERIT awards from the National Institute on Aging. He also directs a training program in the epidemiology of aging and the University of Maryland Claude D. Pepper Independence Center. He has published extensively in internationally recognized journals and served as editorial board member for multiple journals, and as a reviewer for the Veterans Administration, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), and the National Institutes of Health. He has served in many leadership positions locally nationally, and internationally including the Governor's Commission on Aging Services in Maryland, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Fragility Fracture Global Network.

Dr. Magaziner was a founder of the University of Maryland at Baltimore Long-Term Care Project, an umbrella organization established to recruit and oversee research in Maryland’s nursing homes, the Baltimore Hip Studies, a program designed to evaluate outcomes, develop and test interventions to improve outcomes after hip fracture, the Program in Aging, Trauma and Emergency Care, designed to increase understanding and improve outcomes of emergency care for older persons; and the University of Maryland Center for Research on Aging, whose mission is to advance interdisciplinary aging research across the University of Maryland.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Epidemiology of Aging, Causes and Consequences of Hip Fracture, Methods for Studying Older Populations

Highlighted Publications

  • Magaziner J, Lydick E, Hawkes W, Zimmerman SI, Fox KM, Epstein RS, Hebel JR.  Excess mortality attributable to hip fracture in white women aged 70 years and older. Am J Public Health 1997;87(10):1630-1636. [PMCID:PMC1381125]
  • Magaziner J, Hawkes W, Hebel JR, Zimmerman SI, Fox KM, Dolan M, Felsenthal G, Kenzora J. Recovery from hip fracture in eight areas of function. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2000;55A(9):M498-M507. [PMID:10995047]
  • Fox KM, Magaziner J, Hawkes WG, YuYahiro J, Hebel JR, Zimmerman SI, Holder L, Michael R. Loss of bone density and lean body mass after hip fracture. Osteoporosis Int 2000; 11(1):31-35. [PMID:10663356]
  • Hannan EL, Magaziner J, Wang JJ, Eastwood EA, Silberszweig SB, Gilbert M, Morrison S, McLaughlin MA, Orosz GM, Siu AL.  Mortality and locomotion six months after hospitalization for hip fracture: risk factors and risk-adjusted hospital outcomes. JAMA 2001;285(21):2736-2742. [PMID:11386929]
  • Zimmerman S, Hawkes WG, Hebel JR, Fox KM, Lydick E, Magaziner J. The lower extremity gain scale: a performance-based measure to assess recovery after hip fracture. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2006;87:430-436. [PMID:16500180]

Additional Publication Citations

  • Kiel DP, Magaziner J, Zimmerman S, Ball L, Barton BA, Brown KM, Stone JP, Dewkett D, Birge SJ. Efficacy of a hip protector to prevent hip fracture in nursing home residents. JAMA 2007;298(4):413-422. [PMID:17652295]
  • Lyles KW, Colon-Emeric CS, Magaziner JS, Adachi JD, Pieper CF, Mautalen C, Hyldstrup L, Recknor C, Nordsletten L, Moore KA, Lavecchia C, Zhang J, Mesenbrink P, Hodgson PK, Abrams K, Orloff JJ, Horowitz Z, Eriksen EF, Boonen S, the HORIZON Recurrent Fracture Trial. Zoledronic acid and clinical fractures and mortality after hip fracture. N Engl J Med 2007;357(18):1799-1809. [PMCID: PMC2324066]
  • Orwig D, Hochberg M, Yu-Yahiro J, Resnick B, Hawkes WG, Shardell M, Hebel JR, Colvin P, Miller RR, Golden J, Zimmerman S, Magaziner J. Delivery and outcomes of a year-long home exercise program after hip fracture. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(4):323-331. [PMCID: PMC3140167]
  • Carson JL, Sieber F, Cook DR, Hoover DR, Noveck H, Chaitman BR, Fleisher L, Beaupre L, Macaulay W, Rhoads GG, Paris B, Zagorin A, Sanders DW, Zakriya KJ, Magaziner J. Liberal versus restrictive blood transfusion strategy: 3-year survival and cause of death results from the FOCUS randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2015 Mar 28; 385(9974):1183-9. [PMCID:PMC4498804]

Awards and Affiliations

  • Fellow, Gerontological Society of America, 1991-present
  • MERIT Award, National Institute on Aging, 1992-2002, 2005-2018
  • Member, American Epidemiological Society, 2004-present
  • Award for Individual Achievement in the Field of Gerontology, Maryland Gerontological Association, 2006
  • Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award, the Gerontological Society of America, 2012
  • Associate Editor, Journals of Geronotology: Medical Sciences
  • Editorial Board, Journal of the Americal Geriatircs Society
  • Editorial Board, Osteoporosis International