Dr. Walston’s research focuses on the biology that influences chronic inflammation, frailty and vulnerability to adverse outcomes observed in older adults. Working closely with a multidisciplinary group of investigators at Johns Hopkins and across the country, Dr. Walston has led developmental efforts for important conceptual frameworks surrounding frailty and risk for adverse outcomes. The results of these studies hold great promise for decreasing chronic disease burden and improving quality of life for older adults. Dr. Walston is the primary investigator for the Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) Research Cores.
A Study of Muscle Strength Maintenance in Older Adults
Walston JD. "Connecting age-related biological decline to frailty and late-life vulnerability." Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser. 2015 Oct 20;83:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]
Robinson TN, Walston JD, Brummel NE, Deiner S, Brown CH 4th, Kennedy M, Hurria A. "Frailty for surgeons: Review of a national institute on aging conference on frailty for specialists." J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Sep 11. pii: S1072-7515(15)01489-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.08.428. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
McAdams-DeMarco MA, Isaacs K, Darko L, Salter ML, Gupta N, King EA, Walston J, Segev DL. "Changes in frailty after kidney transplantation." J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Oct;63(10):2152-7. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13657. Epub 2015 Sep 29.
Piggott DA, Varadhan R, Mehta SH, Brown TT, Li H, Walston JD, Leng SX, Kirk GD. "Frailty, inflammation, and mortality among persons aging with HIV infection and injection drug use." J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015 Sep 18. pii: glv107. [Epub ahead of print]
Theou O, Walston J, Rockwood K. "Operationalizing frailty using the frailty phenotype and deficit accumulation approaches." Interdiscip Top Gerontol Geriatr. 2015;41:66-73. doi: 10.1159/000381164. Epub 2015 Jul 17.