Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Stephanie A. Studenski, MD, MPH

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Professor of Medicine

Director of Research, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Program Director, Pittsburgh Pepper Center

Director, AOC in Geriatric Medicine

Staff Physician at the GRECC, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Office: 3471 Fifth Avenue
Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-2360
Fax: 412-692-2370
E-mail: sas33@pitt.edu

Education
B.S.N., University of Kansas, 1976
M.D., University of Kansas, 1979
M.P.H., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1986

Training
Intern, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1980
Resident, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1982
Fellow, Div of Rheumatic/Genetic Disease, Duke University Medical Center, 1983
Fellow, Geriatrics Division, Duke University Medical Center, 1986

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Mobility
Balance
Rehabilitation
Frailty
Disability
 

Profile
Dr. Studenski is the Principal Investigator of the Pittsburgh Claude Pepper Center and the Pittsburgh Training Program in Geriatrics and Gerontology, and is Co-Principle Investigator of the Pittsburgh site of the LIFE study. She has received continuous research funding from the NIH, VA, foundations and industry for the last 25 years. Before coming to the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Studenski
served as the Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine Services at the Durham VA Hospital and then became the Director of the Center on Aging at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has served as Chair of three NIH study sections and as Chair of the Research Committee of the American Geriatrics Society. She is Associate Editor for the Journal of Gerontology Medical Sciences and the Hazzard Textbook of Geriatrics and Gerontology. Dr. Studenski has been included in the Best Doctors in America since 1998.

Recent Grants
Title: Effect of Anticholinergic Drugs and White Matter Hyperintensity
Role: Co-Investigator
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2013
Title: Lifestyle Interventions of the Elderly - Field Center
Role: Investigator
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2011
Title: Immunity and Healthy Aging
Role: Co-Investigator
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2011
Title: Gait Speed as a Vital Sign
Role: PI
Amount:
Funding Agency: Merck
Start Year: 2008
End Year: 2011
Title: Brain Anatomical Correlates to Mobility Control in the Oldest Old
Role: Co-Investigator
Amount: NIH
Funding Agency:
Start Year: 2007
End Year: 2012
Title: Pittsburgh Older Americans Independence Center
Role: PI
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2004
End Year: 2014
Title: Pitt Clinical Research Training Geriatrics/Gerontology
Role: PI
Amount:
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2003
End Year: 2013

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