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overview As a Geriatrician with a Master’s degree in Epidemiology, I have an abiding interest in understanding the role of technology in understanding and managing frailty in older adults. My work targets two areas of technology: wearable sensors and smart voice. I study how accelerometry-based mobility patterns relate to frailty and aging biomarkers and whether these devices can improve our understanding of frailty and enhance the frailty assessment. Through my work, I apply and analyze accelerometry data to assess and trend activity patterns, both as markers of frailty and to inform frailty activity interventions. I use data from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey as well as longitudinal, primary accelerometry and frailty data I collect in predominantly African-American older adults around the University of Chicago South Shore Senior Center. As a clinician, I established a novel frailty evaluation clinic in 2011, the Successful Aging and Frailty Evaluation™ (SAFE) clinic, in which I assess and manage frailty in all referred patients and support their caregivers. This clinical experience has informed my “in the trenches” perspective on the value of and remaining challenges to frailty measurement in practice. This clinic also serves as a recruitment site for frail adults for many collaborative research projects. My clinical work motivated me to co-develop a new technology-based program called “EngAGE” that leverages smart voice (e.g., Alexa) to deliver long-term mobility and socialization support to older adults while empowering their caregivers, a project that was conducted with a partnership I established with Orbita, Inc.

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Academic Article The independent effect of body mass index on health-related quality of life among racial and ethnic subgroups.
Academic Article The Impact of a Frailty Education Module on Surgical Resident Estimates of Lobectomy Risk.
Academic Article Relating wrist accelerometry measures to disability in older adults.
Academic Article Evaluation of a Brief Survey Instrument for Assessing Subtle Differences in Cognitive Function Among Older Adults.
Academic Article Global Sensory Impairment in Older Adults in the United States.
Academic Article Wrist Accelerometry in the Health, Functional, and Social Assessment of Older Adults.
Academic Article How should older adults with cancer be evaluated for frailty?
Academic Article Measuring Physical Activity with Hip Accelerometry among U.S. Older Adults: How Many Days Are Enough?
Academic Article Correction: Measuring Physical Activity with Hip Accelerometry among U.S. Older Adults: How Many Days Are Enough?
Academic Article The Influence of Physician and Patient Gender on Risk Assessment for Lung Cancer Resection.
Academic Article The Relationship Between Physical Activity and Frailty Among U.S. Older Adults Based on Hourly Accelerometry Data.
Academic Article Do Estimates of Treatment Risk Based on Clinical Vignettes Differ by Physician Gender?
Academic Article Social capital predicts accelerometry-measured physical activity among older adults in the U.S.: a cross-sectional study in the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project.
Academic Article Global Sensory Impairment Predicts Morbidity and Mortality in Older U.S. Adults.
Academic Article Physician Gender Differences in Processing Surgical Risk Features in Videos of Standardized Patients.
Academic Article Accuracy of Physical Function Questions to Predict Moderate-Vigorous Physical Activity as Measured by Hip Accelerometry.
Academic Article Cognitive limitations in older adults receiving care reduces well-being among spouse caregivers.
Academic Article Variability in Hourly Activity Levels: Statistical Noise or Insight Into Older Adult Frailty?
Academic Article Association of Loneliness With Falls: A Study of Older US Adults Using the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project.
Award or Honor Receipt Arti Hurria Memorial Award for Emerging Investigators Focused on the Care of Older Adults
Grant Early Frailty Biomarkers: Patterns of Activity and Energy Expenditure
Academic Article U.S. trends in elective and emergent major abdominal surgical procedures from 2002 to 2014 in older adults.
Academic Article Reexamining the Classification of Older Adults With Diabetes by Comorbidities and Exploring Relationships With Frailty, Disability, and 5-year Mortality.
Academic Article 2015-2016 Normative Data for the 3-m Usual Walk, Five Repeated Chair Stands, and Static Balance Components of the SPPB Among U.S. Older Adults Across Two Nationally Representative Data Sets: NSHAP and NHATS.
Academic Article Beyond the Lung: Geriatric Conditions Afflict Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Self-Reported Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Academic Article Delayed medical care and its perceived health impact among US older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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