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Alicia Ines Arbaje, MD MPH

Director of Transitional Care Research
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Female
Appointment Phone

410-550-0925

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Bayview Center on Aging and Health-East

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Titles

  • Director of Transitional Care Research
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Aging and Health, Center on
  • Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
  • Innovative Care in Aging, Center for

Expertise

General Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Research Interests

Designing healthcare systems to enhance safety and improve outcomes for older adults.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships

2000 present Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine
2004 present American Geriatrics Society
2004 present Society of General Internal Medicine
2004 present Academy Health
2005 present Gerontological Society of America
2008 present Member, Diversity Council, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2009 present Founding Member, Hopkins Organization for Latino Awareness (HOLA)
2010 present Member, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Mosaic Initiative to Enhance Diversity
2012 present Member, American Geriatrics Society Public Education Committee
2012 present Advisory Board for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven CT) (2000)
    • Harvard School of Public Health (Boston MA) (1999)

    Residencies

    • Yale - New Haven Hospital / Internal Medicine (New Haven CT) (2003)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center / Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (Baltimore MD) (2007)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (Baltimore MD) (2005)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Geriatric Medicine (2008)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

     

    1. Hayashi J, Phillips K, Arbaje AI, Sridharan A, Gajadhar R, Sisson S. A Curriculum to Teach Internal Medicine Residents to Perform House Calls for Older Adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2007; 55(8):1287-1294.
    2. Arbaje AI, Wolff J, Yu Q, Powe NR, Anderson GF, Boult CE.       Post-Discharge Environmental and Socioeconomic Factors and the Likelihood of Early Hospital Readmission among Community-Dwelling Medicare Beneficiaries. The Gerontologist. 2008; 48(4):495-504.
    3. Arbaje AI, Maron DD, Yu Q, Wendel VI, Tanner E, Boult C, Eubank KJ, Durso SC. The Geriatric Floating Interdisciplinary Transition Team. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2010; 58(2):364-370.
    4. Wendel VI, Tanner E, Cayea D, Arbaje AI, Durso SC. Implementing Staff Nurse Geriatric Education in the Acute Hospital Setting.       MEDSURG Nursing, the Journal of Adult Health 2010 Sep-Oct; 19(5):274-80; quiz 281.
    5. Sato M, Shaffer T, Arbaje AI, Zuckerman IH. Residential and Health Care Transition Patterns among Older Medicare Beneficiaries Over Time. The Gerontologist. 2011 Apr; 51(2):170-8. Epub 2010 Dec 21.
    6. Arbaje AI.  Improving Care Transitions for Older Adults, in Geriatric Care by Design, ed. A. Chun, C. Irmiter, and J. Schwartzberg (Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, 2011).
    7. Arbaje AI, Boonyasai RT, Dilworth-Anderson, P.  The Older Person in Transition:  Implications for Pathways of Transitions of Care, in "Pathways through the Transitions of Care for Older Adults."  Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics.  New York, NY: 2011; 31.
    8. Clark JH, Yeagle J, Arbaje AI, Lin FR, Niparko JK, Francis HW.       Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation in the Elderly: Literature Review and Proposal of a Conceptual Framework. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2012 Oct; 60(10):1936-45. Epub 2012 Sep 13.
    9. Rooney M, Arbaje AI.  Changing the Culture of Practice to Support Care Transitions—Why Now?  Generations—Journal of the American Society on Aging, Special issue: Care Transitions in an Aging America. Winter 2012-2013; 36(4):63-70.
    10. Graham LE, Leff B, Arbaje AI. Risk of Hospital Readmission for Older Adults Discharged on Friday. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2013 Feb; 61(2):300-1.
    11. Schoenborn N, Arbaje AI, Eubank KJ, Maynor KA, Carrese JA.       Clinician Roles and Responsibilities during Care Transitions of Older Adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2013 Feb; 61(2):231-6.
    12. Arbaje AI. Transitional Care. In: Durso SC, Sullivan GM, eds. Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine, 8th ed. New York, NY: American Geriatrics Society: 2013.
    13. Bowman EH, Flood KL, Arbaje AI.  Models of Care to Transition from Hospital to Home.  In: Malone M, Capezuti E, Palmer R, eds.  “Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care.”  (in press)
    14. Arbaje AI, Kansagara D, Englander H, Salanitro A, Kripalani S, Jencks S, Lindquist L. The Role of Geriatrics in Improving Care during Transitions.       Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2013 (in press).

     

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  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    1991  Watkins-Berger Scholar, University of Kansas
    1992  University Scholars Program, University of Kansas
    1994  Phi Beta Kappa, University of Kansas
    1994  Kansas Health Foundation Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Work Group on    Health Promotion and Community Development
    1994  Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, Department of Sociology, University of Kansas
    1995  Hilltopper Award for Outstanding Leadership and Community Service, University of Kansas
    1994, 1996  Rhodes Scholar National Finalist, University of Kansas
    1998, 2002, 2003  Yale Johnson & Johnson Physician Scholar in International Health
    2000  Alpha Omega Alpha, Yale University School of Medicine
    2002  Research in Residency Program, Yale-New Haven Hospital
    2004  Business of Medicine Scholarship, Johns Hopkins School of Professional Studies and Business Education
    2005  Fellow, Grantmakers in Aging Fellow
    2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 Presidential Poster Session Finalist, American Geriatrics Society
    2008  New Investigator Award for Outstanding Research in Geriatrics, American Geriatrics Society
    2009  Catch a Shining Star Award, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
    2009  Selected to AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Program (148 selected out of 321 applicants)
    2009  Selected to the technical expert panel sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to develop measures of rehospitalization and physician followup(22 selected out of over 150 applicants)
    2010  Catch a Shining Star Award, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
    2011  Emerging Women’s Leadership Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Women in Science and Medicine
    2012  MEDSURG Nursing Nurse Competence in Aging Writer’s Award
    2012  Selection as an Armstrong Scholar in Patient Safety
    2012  Selection to Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation
    2012  Alumni Honorary Medal, University of Kansas Honors Program

    Professional Activities

    2007 Instructor, Center on Aging and Health, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    Meet Our Expert: Dr. Alicia Arbaje

    Geriatrician Alicia Arbaje is the director of transitional care research in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins, providing care for people as they get older. She is particularly interested in helping older adults stay at home as they age and working with a team to coordinate care for her older patients. For more information, visit http://hopkinsmedicine.org/geriatric_medicine_gerontology

    Video Links

    Lectures and Presentations

    Arbaje AI.   Successful agers enjoy life to the fullest (1:53). February 20, 2013. http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/50859012

    Arbaje AI.   College towns doubling as retirement communities (2:40). February 21, 2013. http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/50880368

  • Events +

    Speaking Engagements

    The Effects of Self-Management and Home Help on Medicare Beneficiaries Use of Hospitals: Insights into Issues of Transitional Care
    Lipitz Center Research Conference

     Speaker


    January 2005
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Baltimore, Maryland





    Improving Care Transitions for Older Adults. Panel discussion entitled, Transitions of Care: Who is Dropping the Ball?
    American College of Physicians Annual Chapter Meeting

    Panel Member


    February 2008
    Baltimore, Maryland


    Job Negotiation Skills for Junior Faculty
    Department of General Internal Medicine

    Speaker


    March 2008
    Baltimore, Maryland

    The Early Effects on Hospital Readmission of the Guided Care Medical Home for High-Risk Beneficiaries
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    Speaker


    March 2008
    Baltimore, Maryland


    Feasibility of a Pilot Intervention to Improve Care Transitions for Hospitalized Older adults: The Geriatric Floating Interdisciplinary Transitions Team
    Johns Hopkins Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Grand Rounds

    Speaker


    July 2008
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Creating a Geriatrics Center of Gravity around Hospitalized Older Adults: The Geriatric Floating Interdisciplinary Transitions Team
    Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

    Speaker


    October 2008
    Baltimore, Maryland


    Trends in the Proportion of Hospitals Offering Services for Older Adults: Which Ones Matter for Readmissions?
    Johns Hopkins Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology Grand Rounds

    Speaker


    December 2008
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Practical Solutions for Improving Care Transitions for Older Adults
    Geriatrics Mini-Fellowship Program

    Speaker


    September 209
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Medicine Cabinet: Managing Medications as you Get Older
    Johns Hopkins Medicine: A Woman''s Journey

    Speaker


    November 2009
    Baltimore, MD

    Improving Care Transitions for Older Adults in the Hospital
    Acute Care of Older Adults Conference, University of Wisconsin

    Speaker


    November 2009
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin


    Improving Care Transitions for Older Adults: Lessons Learned from Research
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services QualityNet Conference

    Speaker


    December 2009
    Balitmore, Maryland

    Measures to Rate the Quality of Care Transitions and Impact Re-Admissions: Lessons from Research
    Annual World Health Care Congress Leadership Summit on Hospital Re-Admissions: Best Practices for Implementing Transitional Care Models

    Speaker


    January 2010
    National Harbor, Maryland

    Across the Health Care System: Practical Approaches to Better Transitions
    37th Annual Current Topics in Geriatrics

    Speaker


    February 2010
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Practical Solutions for Improving Care Transitions for Older Adults
    Geriatrics Mini-Fellowship Program

    Speaker


    September 2010
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Results from the Guided Care Medical Home
    Third National Medical Home Summit

    Speaker


    March 2011
    Philadelphia, PA

    The Guided Care Medical Home: Primary Elder Care in a New Age
    West Virginia Long-Term Care Partnership Summit

    Speaker


    September 2011
    Charleston, West Virginia

    Practical Solutions for Improving Care Transitions for Older Adults
    Geriatrics Mini-Fellowship Program

    Speaker


    September 2011
    Baltimore, MD

    Across the Health Care System: Practical Approaches to Better Transitions
    First Annual Northwest Regional Geriatric Nursing Conference, University of Arkansas Medical System

    Keynote Speaker


    April 2010
    Fayetteville, Arkansas

    Across the Health Care System: Practical Approaches to Better Transitions for Older Adults
    30th Annual Aspirus Health System Primary Care Symposium Featuring Topics in Geriatrics

    Speaker


    September 2010
    Wausau, Wisconsin

    The Aging Brain: Maturity & Making Health Transitions
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships Annual Meeting

    Workshop facilitator


    October 2010
    St. Paul, Minnesota

    The Guided Care Model
    Gerontological Society of America Pre-Conference on Aging and Disability Resource Centers as Key Facilitators in Care Transitions

    Speaker


    November 2010
    New Orleans, LA.

    Transitioning Older Adults Across the Care Continuum
    2nd Annual World Health Care Congress Leadership Summit on Hospital Re-Admissions: Best Practices for Implementing Transitional Care Models

    Speaker


    January 2011
    National Harbor, Maryland

    Medication Management for Older Adults: Moving Beyond Disease Management for the Primary Care Physician
    American College of Physicians Annual Meeting

    Speaker


    April 2011
    San Diego, California

    Guided Care: a Model of Health Care for Older People with Multiple Chronic Conditions
    American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians 34th Annual Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Conference

    Speaker


    November 2011
    San Antonio, Texas

    Medication Management as You Get Older
    Johns Hopkins Medicine: A Woman''s Journey

    Speaker


    November 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Readmissions of Older Adults
    Grand Rounds, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, and Grand Rounds, Aurora Advanced Healthcare

    Speaker


    November 2011
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Navigating Older Adults Transitions from Hospital to Home: Practical Steps for Homecare Providers
    Aurora Visiting Nurse Association of Wisconsin

    Speaker


    November 2011
    Milwaukee, WI

    Across the Health Care System: Practical Approaches to Better Transitions
    37th Annual Current Topics in Geriatrics

    Speaker


    February 2012
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Guided Care: a Model of Health Care for Older People with Multiple Chronic Conditions
    American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review, Physicians 35th Annual Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Conference

    Speaker


    April 2012
    Atlanta, GA

    Polypharmacy: Strategies for Managing Medications in your Older Patients
    27th Semi-Annual Geriatric Symposium, Johns Hopkins Geriatric Education Center Consortium

    Speaker


    April 2012
    Atlanta, GA

    Ask the Expert in Geriatrics
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Harvard Medical School Continuing Education Course (Current Clinical Issues in Primary Care)

    Speaker


    December 2012
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Transitional Care 2.0: A Broader Approach to Improving Care Transitions for Older Adults
    38th Annual Current Topics in Geriatrics

    Speaker


    February 2013
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Preparing for Fellowship: Options for those interested in public health, policy, and leadership
    National Hispanic Medical Association 16th Annual Conference

    Washington, DC

     


    April 2013
    Speaker

    Transitional Care 2.0: Broader Approaches to Improving Care Transitions of Older Adults After Hospital Discharge
    Welch Center Grand Rounds

    Speaker


    April 2013
    Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland

    Medicine for the Greater Good CurriculumHealth Promotion
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Internal Medicine Residency Program

    Invited Participant


    November 2013
    Baltimore, MD



    Care Transitions in the Elderly
    Bayview Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry Noon Seminar

    Guest Speaker


    January 2014
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Center on Aging and Health-East
    5200 Eastern Avenue
    Mason F. Lord
    711
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-8677
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-0925
    Fax: 410-550-8701
    Location Map

    Department/Division

    • Medicine - Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

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