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Danelle Cayea, M.D., M.S.
Danelle Olson Cayea, M.D., M.S.
Associate Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Expertise: Geriatric Medicine, Primary Care of Older Adults
Research Interests: Medical education; Elder care; Geriatrics
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Dr. Danelle O. Cayea is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a specialist in geriatric medicine. Her clinical interests include the primary care of older adults with chronic illness and the care of hospitalized seniors.
She serves as the director of the Daniel and Jeannette Hendin Schapiro Geriatric Medical Education Center, as the associate vice chair for education for the Department of Medicine, and as the Director of the Medicine Core Clerkship Program.
Her research focuses on developing and evaluating curricula used to teach medical trainees about elder care. She has published a number of scholarly articles and book chapters on this topic and has been recognized for her teaching excellence.
Dr. Cayea holds an M.S. in medical education from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed internal medicine residencies at both Montefiore University Hospital and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, as well as a geriatric medicine fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Cayea is American Board of Internal Medicine-certified in both geriatric medicine and internal medicine.
- Associate Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine
- Director, Daniel and Jeannette Hendin Schapiro Geriatric Medical Education Center
- Director, Medicine Core Clerkship
- Director, TRIPLE Course
- Associate Professor of Medicine
Centers & Institutes
- Daniel and Jeannette Hendin Schapiro Geriatric Medical Education Center
- MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2000)
- Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (2002)
- Montefiore University Hospital/UPMC / Internal Medicine (2003)
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2005)
Research & Publications
Dr. Cayea’s research focuses on developing and evaluating curriculum aimed at teaching internal medicine to residents and medical students about the care of older adults—including those with complex heath issues—in the hospital and ambulatory settings.
Weiner D, Cayea D. "Low Back Pain and Its Contributors in Older Adults: A Practical Approach to Evaluation and Treatment." In: Pain in Older Persons. IASP Press. Seattle, 2005, pp 329-354.
Cayea D. "Falls" In: Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine. Oxford University Press. New York. 2010, pp 82-86.
Cayea D, Leff B.Weight loss. IN: Medicine Essentials for Clerkship Students, Third edition. ACP Press, Philadelphia, 2011.
Chang A, Fernandez H, Cayea D, Chheda S, Paniagua M, Eckstrom E, Day H. "Complexity in graduate medical education: a collaborative education agenda for internal medicine and geriatric medicine." J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jun;29(6):940-6. doi: 10.1007/s11606-013-2752-2.
Karani R, Fromme HB, Cayea D, Muller D, Schwartz A, Harris IB. "How medical students learn from residents in the workplace: a qualitative study." Acad Med. 2014 Mar;89(3):490-6. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000141.
Levine RB, Mechaber HF, Reddy ST, Cayea D, Harrison RA. "’A good career choice for women’: female medical students' mentoring experiences: a multi-institutional qualitative study." Academic Medicine. Apr 2013, Vol. 88, No. 4: 527-534.
Levine, RB, Shochet RB, Cayea D, Ashar BH, Stewart RW, Wright SM. "Measuring medical students’ sense of community and satisfaction with a structured advising program." Intl J Medical Education 2011; 2:125-132.
Cayea D, Eckstrom E, Christmas C. "Update in geriatric medicine." J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Mar;27(3):371-5. doi: 10.1007/s11606-011-1876-5. Epub 2011 Oct 25.
Levine R, Cayea D, Shochet R, Wright S. "A mid-clerkship crisis: Lessons learned from advising a medical student with career indecision." Acad Med 2010; 85(4):654-659.
Wendel VI, Durso SC, Cayea D, Arbaje AI, Tanner E. "Implementing staff nurse geriatric education in the acute hospital setting." Medsurg Nurs 2010; 19(5):274-280.
Mahoney K, Cayea D, Li Q, Gelber A. A Handy Clue to Uncover the Occult Source of Weight Loss. In press. Am J Med
Academic Affiliations & Courses
Courses and Syllabi
“Transition to Residency and Internship and Preparation for Life (TRIPLE),” Year Four, Genes to Society
Activities & Honors
- The Lisa J. Heiser Award for Junior Faculty Contribution in Education (Teaching, Less Than Ten Years on Faculty), Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2014
- Berkheimer Faculty Education Scholarship (“Improving Medical Students' Practice of High Value Care”), Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education, 2014
- Excellence in Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association, 2011