Jeremy Walston, M.D.

Raymond and Anna Lublin Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Professor of Medicine

Welcome to the Human Aging Project!

This collaborative, transdisciplinary initiative, established in 2021, harnesses core strengths and unique capabilities in geriatric medicine, clinical care, engineering, and basic biology in order to devise and deliver innovative solutions that enable all people to live long, healthy and active lives.  We are bringing together a community of committed scholars from across the University to share expertise, conduct research, and translate findings into innovations that slow the development of age-related disease, cognitive decline, disability, and loss of independence.

The Human Aging Project will accomplish this by integrating and supporting cross-disciplinary teams to devise new methods, testing new technologies, and devising methods to move successful interventions into high-impact implementation studies.   Promising new interventions and preventive strategies will be further developed with technology development partners from academia and industry.

Because we strongly believe that all people regardless of race, economic status, and geographical location should have access to the benefits that medical and technological advances deliver in the 21st century, a key focus of the Human Aging Project will be to facilitate access to the discoveries of the Human Aging Project to all.  Strong partnerships with faculty, staff, leadership teams in Center for Innovative Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Center for Aging and Health, the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, the Department of Medicine, and the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Business, Public Health, Engineering will facilitate inquiry, the development of solutions, and the equitable distribution of these solutions.

Follow our progress at the Human Aging Project and look for scientific breakthroughs and clinical innovations that will enable longer, independent and joyful lives for all.

Stay tuned!

Jeremy Walston, M.D.
Director, The Johns Hopkins Human Aging Project
Raymond and Anna Lublin Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Executive Council

Mark E. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.

William Osler Professor of Medicine Director, Department of Medicine, Physician-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD

Frank Hurley and Catharine Dorrier Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Richard G. Bennett, M.D.

President, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

James M. Berger, Ph.D.

Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences, Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry

Cynthia Boyd M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Interim Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

Samuel C. Durso, M.D., M.B.A., A.G.S.F.

Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Director, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Jennifer H. Elisseeff, Ph.D.

Professor of Ophthalmology, Director, Translational Tissue Engineering Center

David B. Hellmann, M.D.

Aliki Perroti Professor of Medicine Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Anne M. Kennan

Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Department of Medicine

T.E. Schlesinger, Ph.D.

Benjamin T. Rome Dean Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Dean, Whiting School of Engineering

Sarah L. Szanton, PhD, RN, FAAN

Patricia M. Davidson Health Equity and Social Justice Endowed Professor of Nursing; Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Roland J. Thorpe Jr., M.S., Ph.D.

Professor of Health, Behavior and Society Director, Program for Research on Men's Health, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Medicine

Ashani Tanuja Weeraratna, Ph.D.

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, E.V. McCollum Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health