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Hopkins’ Economics of Alzheimer’s Disease & Services Center

Seminar Series 

The HEADS Center hosts monthly seminars on a variety of topics and research areas related to improving the care and lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Seminars are held from noon - 1 p.m. ET. 

2022 - 2023

  • September 21, 2022: Year 2 Pilot: Examining Emergency Department Length of Stay for Older Adults with Dementia Stephanie Nothelle, MD - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

  • October 19, 2022: Facilitating Access to Data Resources for ADRD Research Dan Polsky, PhD, Matt Eisenberg, PhD, and Jianhui (Frank) Xu, PhD - Johns Hopkins Carey Business School/Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health WATCH THE RECORDING

  • November 16, 2022: Applied Predictive Modeling for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Ian Stockwell, PhD- University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) & Leigh Goetschius, PhD - The Hilltop Institute, UMBC

  • December 14, 2022: Year 3 Pilot: An Economic Approach to Mental Health and Cognitive Ability in the Elderly Michael Darden, PhD - Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

  • January 18, 2023: Dying with Dementia: Economic, Regulatory, and Social Forces Shaping Hospice Care Today Lauren Hunt, PhD, FNP - University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing

  • February 15, 2023: Topic TBD Karen Shen, PhD - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • March 15, 2023: Year 3 Pilot: Care Partners and Support of Older Adults with Hearing Loss and Dementia Danielle Powell, AuD, PhD - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • April 19, 2023: Topic TBD Chanee Fabius, PhD - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • May 17, 2023: Year 3 Pilot: Health Care Service Utilization and Cost of Hip Fracture Care in Older Adults with Dementia Lisa Reider, PhD - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • June 21, 2023: Topic TBD Katherine Ornstein, PhD - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Nursing

Past Seminars: 

  • June 15, 2022: Topic TBD Melinda Power, ScD- George Washington University (GWU) Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • May 18, 2022: Year 2 HEADS Pilot: Dementia and vision impairment: Economic consequences for patients and caregivers Varshini Varadaraj, MD, MPH- Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • April 20, 2022: Book Discussion- The Problem of Alzheimer's: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It Jason Karlawish, MD, University of Pennsylvania Penn Memory Center
  • March 16, 2022: Year 2 HEADS Pilot: Use of high cost care among Veterans with comorbid mental illness and Alzheimer’s and related dementia Megan Shepherd-Banigan, PhD, MPH- Duke University, Department of Population Health Science and School of Medicine
  • February 16, 2022: Virginia I. Jones ADRD Council Quincy Samus, PhD- Johns Hopkins Medicine/School of Public Health
  • January 19, 2022: Accuracy of Patient Safety Measures in U.S. Nursing Home Ratings Prachi Sanghavi, PhD- The University of Chicago Biological Sciences
  • December 15, 2021, 1:30-2:30pm: Applying Precision Medicine to ADRD: Addressing Challenges of Payment and Economic Value Jeroen Jansen, PhD and Kathryn Phillips, PhD- University of California, San Francisco
  • December 8, 2021: The Women’s Health Access Matters (WHAM) Report: Research Funding for Women’s Health- Modeling Societal Impact of Investment for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Carolee Lee- Founder & CEO, WHAM and AccessCircles and Lori Frank, PhD, RAND Corporation
  • November 17, 2021: Year 1 HEADS Pilot: Value of EHR's free text in measuring the prevalence of ADRD diagnosis: An observational study using JHMI data Hadi Kharrazi, MD, PhD- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • October 20, 2021: Alzheimer's in Maryland Hospital-Based Data Conan Dickson, PhD- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • September 15, 2021: Year 2 HEADS Pilot: Genetic Endowments, Alzheimer's Disease and Economic Outcomes Nicholas Papageorge, PhD- Johns Hopkins University, Department of Economics
  • June 16, 2021: What Can Economics Say About Alzheimer's Disease? Amitabh Chandra, PhD - Harvard Business School
  • May 12, 2021: Are people aware of their cognitive decline? Misperception and financial decision making. Franco Peracchi, PhD- University of Rome Tor Vergata, Department of Economics and Finance 
  • April 14, 2021: Using Population and Systems Level Data to Improve Timely Diagnosis and Care for Dementia Halima Amjad, MD - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • March 17, 2021: Year 1 Pilot: Variation in Medicare Home Health Costs Associated with Patient Cognitive Impairment Julia Burgdorf, PhD - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • February 17, 2021: Year 1 Pilots: Race Differences in Characteristics and Experiences of Black and White Caregivers of Older Americans Chanee Fabius, PhD and Assessing State Variability in Measures of Dementia Prevalence Emmanuel Drabo, PhD- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • January 27, 2021: HEADS Center Remote Data Enclave (RDEC) Dan Polsky, PhD and Matt Eisenberg, PhD

Interested in joining our community and attending a seminar? Email