Jay Magaziner


Chair, Department Of Epidemiology & Public Health

Director, Center For Research On Aging 

Institution: University of Maryland 

Country: United States of America 

Primary Research Interests 


Primary activities relating to ACT Assess & Connect 

Jay is a member of the Scientific Advisory Group, which supports the work of the Global Bone Health Initiative through providing independent expert advice, including specific help with the development of the ACT Assess and Connect tool for bone health features. The Group is chaired by Professor Finbarr Martin. 

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Dr. Magaziner is a leading scholar and expert in the epidemiology of aging. He pursues research on aging in three interrelated areas: the consequences of hip fracture, health and long-term care, and methods for studying older populations. The major focus of this work is on identifying ways to enhance functioning and improve the quality of life for older people. He has been continuously funded by the NIA since 1983 for studies on dementia in nursing homes and hip fracture outcomes. 

Dr. Magaziner’s work on hip fracture focuses on issues relating to hip fracture recovery, which has earned him a two consecutive MERIT awards from the National Institute on Aging. He also directs a training program in the epidemiology of aging and the University of Maryland Claude D. Pepper Independence Center. He has published extensively in internationally recognized journals and served as editorial board member for multiple journals, and as a reviewer for the Veterans Administration, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), and the National Institutes of Health. He has served in many leadership positions locally nationally, and internationally including the Governor’s Commission on Aging Services in Maryland, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Fragility Fracture Global Network. 

Dr. Magaziner was a founder of the University of Maryland at Baltimore Long-Term Care Project, an umbrella organization established to recruit and oversee research in Maryland’s nursing homes, the Baltimore Hip Studies, a program designed to evaluate outcomes, develop and test interventions to improve outcomes after hip fracture, the Program in Aging, Trauma and Emergency Care, designed to increase understanding and improve outcomes of emergency care for older persons; and the University of Maryland Center for Research on Aging, whose mission is to advance interdisciplinary aging research across the University of Maryland.