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Who We Are

Learn about the scientists who drive the Marcus Institute’s clinical research in aging.

Top Scientists in the Field of Aging

The Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research attracts the best and brightest minds in geriatric research. They are pioneers in fields including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Falls
  • Frailty
  • Cardiology
  • Health care services
  • And more

With senior faculty who are renowned investigators and a pipeline of talented mid-level and junior faculty bringing exciting new ideas, skills, and energy to the Marcus Institute, we are poised to continue our important contributions to the health and well-being of older adults for decades to come.

The Marcus Institute’s Harvard Medical School Affiliation

The Marcus Institute has been a Harvard Medical School affiliate since 2007, and it remains the only affiliate focused solely on geriatric and gerontological research. Twenty-six of the Marcus Institute’s faculty hold appointments at Harvard Medical School.

The affiliation provides the Marcus Institute with the opportunity to increase the reach and impact of our work and collaborate with investigators from throughout Harvard Medical School.

All HMS faculty at the Marcus Institute have access to the Harvard Catalyst program, which provides investigators with courses and educational programs, tools for study design and clinical trial collaboration, and more. Faculty can also draw on the expertise of 17 other teaching and research affiliates of HMS for collaboration and support.

An important goal of the Marcus Institute’s Harvard Medical School affiliation is to strengthen the continuum of aging research, so that every scientist in laboratories affiliated with HMS will be inspired to apply their research to challenging problems facing our burgeoning elderly population.

Researchers and Mentors in Geriatrics

Because we are a Harvard Medical School affiliate, our senior faculty is as invested in mentoring future researchers as they are in their own investigations. Our investigators are teachers, clinicians, and collaborators, with six faculty members holding full professor of medicine appointments at Harvard Medical School.

Many investigators who have trained here have gone on to become leaders in their own right, including some within the Marcus Institute itself.

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Meet the individual researchers and staff whose passion is at the heart of the Marcus Institute’s work.

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Do you want to join a collaborative, forward-thinking group of researchers who are committed to understanding and improving how we age?

Careers at the Marcus Institute

Research Areas

Learn more about how we focus our work.

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Biomarkers and Genetics

As precision medicine enters the mainstream of clinical care, Marcus Institute researchers are working to advance the understanding of disease biomarkers and genetics.

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Brain Health

Through pioneering multidisciplinary research, the Marcus Institute is uncovering new answers to the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, delirium, and other changes to the brain.

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Data Science and Technology

The Marcus Institute includes a biostatistics and data sciences faculty who collaborate with investigators to design and conduct clinical trials and observational studies in aging.

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Health Care Services and Policy

The Marcus Institute seeks to effect change in policies that impact the care of older adults by identifying age-related conditions that have an outsized impact on health care utilization and costs, while developing interventions that mitigate the issues.

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Marcus Institute researchers are examining the relationship between medicine and adverse health outcomes such as falls, injuries, and treatment side effects among older people.

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Physical Health and Function

Through the Marcus Institute’s research we are learning how older adults can maintain independence and quality of life.

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