Featured Research on Aging

This monthly forum is held on the second Monday of each month in the Hospital Auditorium OHS 8B60. The purpose of this interprofessional, educational opportunity is to share current research on aging across our campuses and in our community with goals to:

  • Promote interprofessional collaboration
  • Disseminate the latest knowledge relevant to the health and healthcare of older adults
  • Generate ideas for future research
  • Consider innovative research methodology

Our upcoming schedule:

2/12/18     Andrew Palmer, PhD, CCC-SLP
                 "The Impact of Communication Impairments on the Social Relationships of Older Adults"

4/9/18      Raina Croff, PhD
                "Memory Loss in African American Older Persons"

5/14/18    David Dorr, MD              
                  "Using Data, Information, and Knowledge to Improve the Health of our Most Vulnerable    Populations"


Featured Research on Aging

Ana Quinones

Understanding Implications of Multimorbidity Combinations for Older Adults

She shared an "Oregon 2017 Senior Report" from the United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings. Some findings from the report: 

Oregon's Strengths
Low percentage of ICU use
Low percentage of hospital readmissions
High SNAP enrollment

Oregon's Challenges
High prevalence of excessive drinking
Low percentage of able-bodied seniors
Low flu vaccination coverage

Dr. Quiñones is an Assistant Professor in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, and an affiliate investigator for the Portland Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System. She is a gerontologist trained in health services organization and policy from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health.  Her research interests address four main areas: (1) age-related changes in health, (2) co-existing chronicdisease (multimorbidity) epidemiology, (3) racial and ethnic disparities in health, and (4) health care delivery changes designed to improve the management of chronic conditions for vulnerable adults.

Colleen Casey

Hartford Sponsors Lunch & Learn           

Colleen Casey, PhD, ANP-BC, CNS

Dr. Casey, shared "CLINICAL PEARLS IN GERIATRICS" gleaned from her practice in geriatrics. If you would like to learn to appreciate the biopsychosocial complexity of caring for older adults, how to identify select high-risk geriatric syndromes in older patients, and how to appropriately evaluate and intervene please take an hour to view the Echo 360 video recording of the presentation. (Note: you must have an OHSU account to log into the video presentation)