Jeremy Walston, MD PhD
Professor 
Co-Director, Biology of Healthy Aging Program
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Email: jwalston@jhmi.edu
Phone: 410-502-7683

 

Jeremy D. Walston is the Raymond and Anna Lublin Professor of Geriatric Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins University and the Principal Investigator of the Johns Hopkins Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC), which focuses on the development of interventions that may improve health and well-being in frail older adults.    His laboratory and clinical translational research program focuses on the identification of age-related molecular and physiological changes that contribute to frailty and chronic disease states, and on the translation of basic biological findings into clinically relevant interventions.  Recent highlights include the identification of an intramitochondrial angiotensin system that changes with age, interventions that target mitochondria and the angiotensin system to slow the trajectory towards functional decline and frailty, and a novel inflammatory index that is highly predictive of mortality and functional decline in older adults.   Dr. Walston has co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and the Journal of Gerontology.  He is the American editor for the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine. In addition to his role as the PI of the OAIC and several other NIH and foundation awards, he maintains an active clinical practice in Geriatric Medicine, directs the Biology of Healthy Aging Program at Johns Hopkins, and is the Deputy Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

 

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