Pepper Investigators Lecture Series



Therapeutics for Aged-Linked Muscle Degeneration, Stanley J. Watowich, PhD - June 3, 2020

The Independent and Joint Effects of Obesity and Diabetes on Cognitive Impairment and Mortality: Findings from the Mexican Health and Aging Study 2012-2015, Sadaf Milani, PhD - May 12, 2020

Opioid Utilization in Geriatric Patients After Operation for Degenerative Spine Disease, Anthony V. Nguyen, BA (MS4); Mukaila Raji, MD; Yong-Fang Kuo, PhD - April 1, 2020

Frailty Transitions Predict Healthcare Use and Medicare Payments in Older Mexican Americans: A Longitudinal Cohort Study, Chih-Ying (Cynthia) Li, PhD, OTR - March 4, 2020

Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Guidelines to the Elderly Population, Cecil B. Kumfa, MD, MBA - February 5, 2020


The Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiological Study of the Elderly: An Update, Kyriakos Markides, PhD - December 4, 2019

Aging: From Population Averages to Individual Patterns – The Story of Blood Pressure, Majd AlGhatrif, MD, MA, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - November 6, 2019

Health Disparities in Physical Function: Focus on U.S. Hispanics and Mexicans, Rebeca Wong, PhD - September 4, 2019

Role of Antioxidant Pathways in Mucosal Antiviral Immunity in the Aging Host, Roberto Garofalo - June 5, 2019

Development of a Cross-National Independence Measure for Asian Adult Populations, Ickpyo Hong - June 5, 2019

Improving Goal-Setting to Increase Physical Activity among older Adults, Liz Lyons - May 1, 2019

Compelled Weight Shifting to Enhance the Use of Paretic Limb During the Task of Gait Initiation in People with Stroke, Mansoo Ko - March 6, 2019

Closing Gaps in Rehabilitation and Community, Kimberly Hreha - February 6, 2019



The STEP-HI Study: Combining Testosterone Therapy and Exercise to Improve Function Post Hip Fracture, Elena Volpi - December 5, 2018

The Impact of Self-Care and Mobility on the Sequence of Post-Acute Care Services and 90-Day Readmission in Medicare Fee-For-Service Beneficiaries, Cynthia Li - November 7, 2018

Strategies to Preserve Muscle Health in Older Adults during Inactivity, Emily Lantz - September 5, 2018

Sleep Assessment and Intervention in Hospital and Community-Based Settings, Sara Nowakowski - August 1, 2018

Wearables, Games, and Scrapbooking: An Update on a Series of Technology-based Physical Activity Interventions, Elizabeth Lyons - June 6, 2018

Ways to Improve Writing Skills, James S. Goodwin - May 2, 2018

A Formative Evaluation of a Breast Cancer Screening Decision Aid for Use Among Women Aged 70 Years and Older, Monique Pappadis - April 4, 2018

The Effects of a 4-week PT Intervention on Posture, Physical Function, Pulmonary Function, and Patient Perspectives: A Case Series, Lynne Hughes - March 7, 2018

The Effects of a Physical Therapy Intervention for Urinary Incontinence on Fear of Falling in Older Women, Steve Fisher - February 7, 2018


Preventing Dementia by Improving Physical Functioning: Current Evidence and Future Directions, Brian Downer - December 6, 2017

Muscle Protein Anabolic Resistance to Essential Amino Acid Does Not Occur in Healthy Older Adults Before or After Resistance Exercise Training, Tatiana Moro - November 1, 2017

Potentially Inappropriate Medications and Claims-based Functional Status in Older Adults, Hemal Mehta - October 4, 2017

Improving Healthcare of Older Hispanic Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, Rafael Samper-Ternent - June 7, 2017

Improving Care for Older Adults, Addie Middleton - May 3, 2017

Muscle-live Cross Talk and Amino Acid Metabolism in NAFLD and Sarcopenia, Amalia Gastaldelli - April 5, 2017

Progenitor Cell Cross-talk Promotes Aging Skeletal Muscle Adaptation: A New Proposal, Chris Fry - March 1, 2017

Perception of Decreased Mood and Cognitive Function Among Community-dwelling Adults Aging with Stroke, Monique Pappadis - February 1, 2017


Measuring Functional Change and Developing Cross-Walk: Application of Rasch Analysis in Large Data and Longitudinal Study, Cynthia Li - December 7, 2016

Post Hospitalization Interventions to Improve Physical Function in Older Adults (PACE Clinical Trial), Rachel Deer - November 2, 2016

Measuring Cognition in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Brian Downer - October 5, 2016

Center for Large Data Research (CLDR): Resources, Opportunities & Priorities, Kenneth Ottenbacher - September 7, 2016

Physical Activity Promotion in Primary Care: A Provider’s Prospective, Zakkoyya Lewis - July 6, 2016

Disability and Recovery from Hispanics and Mexicans – Why Study These Populations?, Rebeca Wong - June 1, 2016

PCOR Project 1: Screening Mammography in Older Women, Elizabeth Jaramillo - May 4, 2016

Transfers to a Long Term Nursing Home as a Marker of Poor Quality for Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities, James Goodwin - April 6, 2016

Pros and Cons of Inhibiting Inflammation During Aging, Nicolas Musi - March 2, 2016

Motor and Cognitive Functional Status are Associated with 30-day Unplanned Rehospitalization following Post-Acute Care in Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries, Addie Middleton - February 3, 2016

Central and Peripheral Effects of the Gut Hormone GLP-1, Amalia Gastaldelli - January 7, 2016