Raymond and Anna Lublin Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Principal Investigator, Older Americans Independence Center
Co-Director, Biology of Healthy Aging Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Jeremy Walston is the Raymond and Anna Lublin Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and a core faculty member in the Center of Aging and Health. He received his MD from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, and completed a General Internal Medicine residency program at the Johns Hopkins University.
During his Geriatrics Fellowship at Johns Hopkins between 1991 and 1993, he trained in the diabetes and genetics laboratories of Drs. Alan Shuldiner and Jesse Roth, where he learned to utilize basic molecular and genetic approaches to study complex disease. During that period, he helped to identify one of the first gene variants known to contribute to both obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Since that time, he has worked with a multidisciplinary team of investigators and trainees focused on aging and frailty to develop an outstanding clinical translational research program. This program focuses on the identification of age-related molecular and physiological changes that contributes to frailty and chronic disease states, and the translation of these findings into clinically relevant interventions. As part of this ongoing effort, he helped to develop the most commonly utilized definition of frailty, and used this phenotype to identify inflammatory, endocrinological, and renin angiotensin system related pathways that influence frailty and late life decline.
He has authored more than 120 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 presently the Principal Investigator of the JHU Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Center (OAIC), a multidisciplinary NIA funded program project that focuses on frailty research and the training of junior faculty interested in frailty and aging research. He is also the co-director of the Biology of Healthy Aging Program, and the Deputy Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins.