Jeremy David WalstonMD
Dr. Walston Baltimore, USA), MD, is a practicing Geriatrician and the Raymond and Anna Lublin Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University. He leads the Johns Hopkins Older Americans Independence Center that focuses on frailty, its etiologies, and on intervention development. He co-directs the Biology of Healthy Aging program there, and is the Deputy Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins. He helped to develop the most commonly utilized phenotype of frailty, and has helped to define the biology that underlies frailty and late life vulnerability through epidemiological, genetic, and molecular approaches. The major thrust of his research team’s efforts at present are age related changes in chronic inflammatory pathway activation, angiotensin system alterations, and mitochondrial dysfunction. 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.