Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD 


The goal of the AGING (Advancing Geriatric Infrastructure and Network Growth) Initiative is to bridge the Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN), formerly known as the HMORN, with the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAIC) to create a national resource to nurture and advance an interdisciplinary research agenda focused on older adults with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs). These efforts will lay the foundation to address the knowledge gaps that exist regarding the health and healthcare of these understudied patients.  

The HCSRN-OAIC AGING Initiative aims to (1) collaboratively develop a framework and procedures to enhance the existing HCSRN data infrastructure; (2) support interdisciplinary pilot projects that optimize HCSRN and OAIC resources and foster collaboration between HCSRN and OAIC investigators; (3) identify and mentor junior faculty from the HCSRN and OAICs; and (4) disseminate interdisciplinary research approaches and findings relating to the science of MCCs in older adults to the larger scientific community.




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Research Priorities to Advance the Health and Health Care of Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions.

Tisminetzky M, Bayliss EA, Magaziner JS, Allore HG, Anzuoni K, Boyd CM, Gill TM, Go AS, Greenspan SL, Hanson LR, Hornbrook MC, Kitzman DW, Larson EB, Naylor MD, Shirley BE, Tai-Seale M, Teri L, Tinetti ME, Whitson HE, Gurwitz JH. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jul;65(7):1549-1553. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14943. Epub 2017 May 26. PMID:28555750.  

Understanding the Context of Health for Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Moving from What is the Matter to What Matters. E Bayliss*, D Bonds, C Boyd*, M Davis, B Finke, M Fox, R Glasgow, R Goodman, S Heurtin-Roberts, S Lachenmayr,  C Lind, E Madigan, D Meyers, S Mintz, W Nilsen, S Okun, S Ruiz, M Salive*, K Stange. Annals of Family Medicine. 2014 Jan. 12(3):260-9.

*Investigators affiliated with the HCSRN-OAICs AGING Initiative