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Medical Sciences


Journal of Gerontology: MEDICAL SCIENCES
The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Medical Sciences publishes articles representing the full range of medical sciences pertaining to aging. Appropriate areas include, but are not limited to, basic medical sciences, clinical epidemiology, clinical research, and health services research from professions such as medicine, dentistry, allied health sciences, and nursing.

Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD, Editor
National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging
Harbor Hospital, 5th Floor
3001 S. Hanover Street, NM 540
Baltimore, MD 21225-1233
E-mail: ferruccilu{at}
(410) 350-3936 (Tel)
(410) 350-3979 (Fax)

G. Darryl Wieland, PhD, MPH, Deputy Editor
Department of Medicine
University of South Carolina
Nine Medical Park, #630
Columbia, SC 29204
E-mail: darryl.wieland{at}


Ali Ahmed, MD, MPH
University of Alabama School of Medicine

Neil B. Alexander, MD
University of Michigan

Wilbert S. Aronow, MD
New York Medical College

Jill Crandall, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

William B. Ershler, MD
National Institute on Aging

Thomas M. Gill, MD
Yale University School of Medicine

Jeffrey Hausdorff, PhD
Harvard University

Lenore Launer, PhD, MSc
National Institutes of Health

Shari Ling, MD
National Institute on Aging

Dan L. Longo, MD
National Institute on Aging

David Melzer, MB, BCh
University of Cambridge

Jean-Pierre Michel, MD
Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, Geriatric Hospital

Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH
University of Pittsburgh Center for Healthy Aging

Richard Semba, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Rebecca A. Silliman, MD
Boston Medical Center

Eleanor M. Simonsick, PhD
National Institute on Aging


Ross E. Andersen, PhD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Reubin Andres, MD
National Institute on Aging

Lodovico Balducci, MD
University of South Florida

Benedetta Bartali, RD
Cornell University

Nir Barzilai, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Richard N. Baumgartner, PhD
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Brock Allen Beamer, MD, PhD, MPH
Duke University Medical Center

Roberto Bernabei, MD
Catholic University of Italy

Dan G. Blazer, MD, PhD
Duke University Medical Center

Alessandro Ble, MD, PhD
National Institutes of Health

Cynthia Boyd, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University

Jennifer S. Brach, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

Anne Rentoumis Cappola, MD, ScM
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Michelle Carlson, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health

Matteo Cesari, MD, PhD
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Priscilla Clarkson, PhD
University of Massachusetts

Harvey J. Cohen, MD
Duke University

Robin Conwit, MD
National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

Maria-Chiara Corti, MD, MHS
Direzione Sanitaria, Italy

Michelle K. Evans, MD
National Institute on Aging

Neal S. Fedarko, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Timothy Frayling
Centre National de Genotypage, France

Edward A. Frongillo, Jr., PhD
Cornell University

Bret H. Goodpaster, PhD
University of Pittsburgh

James S. Goodwin, MD
University of Texas

Jack M. Guralnik, MD, PhD
National Institute on Aging

Tamara B. Harris, MD, MS
National Institute on Aging

Gregory Hicks, PhD, PT
University of Maryland

Lissy Jarvik, MD, PhD
University of California Los Angeles

Robert L. Kane, MD
University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Abby C. King, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine

Lenore J. Launer, PhD
National Institute on Aging

Sean Xiao Leng, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Stephen Lord, PhD
University of South Wales

Kenneth W. Lyles, MD
Duke University


Stefania Maggi, MD, MPH
Universita di Padova, Italy

Mary McGrae McDermott, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Graydon Meneilly, MD
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

E. Jeffrey Metter, MD
National Institute on Aging

Douglas K. Miller, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine

Samer S. Najjar, MD
National Institute on Aging

Marco Pahor, MD
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

Giuseppe Paolisso, MD
University of Naples, Italy

Brenda W. J. H. Penninx, PhD
VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Taina Rantanen, PhD
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland

Barbara Resnick, PhD
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Michael W. Rich, MD
Washington University School of Medicine

Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH
University of Alabama

Caterina Rosano, MD, PhD
Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

Renzo Rozzini, MD
Poliambulanza Hospital, Italy

Laurence Z. Rubenstein, MD, MPH
Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center

Judy Salerno, MD
National Institutes of Health

Teresa E. Seeman
University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine

Leena Sharma, MD
Northwestern University School of Medicine

Cornel Sieber, MD
University of Neuremberg, Germany

Crystal F. Simpson, MD, MHS
Johns Hopkins University

Stephanie Studenski, MD, MPH
University of Pittsburgh

Dennis Taaffe, PhD, MSc
University of Queensland, Australia

Bruno Vellas, MD, PhD
CHU La Grave, Toulouse, France

Lois M. Verbrugge
University of Queensland, Australia

Marjolein Visser, PhD
Vrije Universiteit, the Netherlands

Stefano Volpato, MD, MPH
University of Ferrara, Italy

Jeremy Walston, MD
Johns Hopkins Geriatric Center

B. Gwen Windham, MD, MHS
National Institute on Aging

Jennifer L. Wolff, PhD
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Shing-shing Yeh, MD, PhD
SUNY at Stony Brook


David Ekerdt, Chair
University of Kansas

Toni Antonucci
University of Michigan

Renee Beard (ESPO rep)
University of California San Francisco

Barbara Berkman
Columbia University

Ricki J. Colman
Wisconsin Regional Primate Center

Veronica F. Engle
University of Tennessee HSC

Tamas Fulop
Universite de Sherbrooke

Emily Greenfield
University of Wisconsin

Amy Horowitz
Lighthouse International

Pamela S. Mayberry
Ithaca College

Margaret Perkinson
Washington University

Karl Pillemer
Cornell University

J. Jill Suitor
Purdue University

Ad Hoc Members

Kenneth Ferraro, PhD
Purdue University

Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD
National Institute on Aging

Thomas Hess, PhD
North Carolina State University

Robert B. Hudson, PhD
Boston University

Charles F. Longino, Jr., PhD
Wake Forest University

Linda S. Noelker, PhD
Benjamin Rose

Huber R. Warner, PhD
University of Minnesota


Patricia Walker
Director of Publications

Erin Piel
Production Editor

Susan Sweeney
Associate Production Editor



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