SPHPM - Seminar Series - Professor Heather Allore - Universal Outcomes of Older Adults: Multiple Conditions & Medications, Disability and Healthcare Utilisation

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23 November 2016 at 2:00 pm – 23 November 2016 at 3:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, Level 5 Alfred Centre
Alfred Centre
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About the event

Event topic: Universal Outcomes of Older Adults: Multiple Conditions & Medications, Disability and Healthcare Utilisation
Speaker: Professor Heather Allore
Chair: Professor Andrew Forbes

In this talk Dr. Allore explores the inter-relationship of three important patient-centered universal outcomes: self-rated health, function, hospitalisation, nursing home admission and death. In this context, she considers whether medication use of older adults with multiple chronic conditions impacts these important universal outcomes.

About Professor Heather Allore

Professor Heather Allore is the Director of the Yale Program on Ageing Biostatistics Core, the Data Management and Statististic Core and the Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Professor Allore is also the Co-director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core of the Yale Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Precision Medicine focused on Health Disparities.

Dr. Allore's research is focused on issues related to the design and analysis of studies of multi-component interventions and the design and analysis of observational studies of multifactorial geriatric health conditions. Other areas of her applied research include developing strategies for handling missing data that frequently occurs in studies of older persons, applying extended Cox models for state transitions in geriatrics, such as frailty and disability that consist of multiple discrete states in which both onset and recovery are possible, and determining the mechanisms of action of an effective multi-component intervention.She has collaborated on several projects in immunology and is introducing new analytic methods to account for correlations among elements of the innate immune system.

She developed a subdiscipline of biostatistics within the American Statistical Association that focuses on training and methodological development in Aging Research called "Gerontologic Biostatistics." This discipline trains biostatisticians for conducting collaborative clinical research with geriatricians and gerontologists in elderly populations and provide the basis for the development new statistical methodology. She served on the NIH Aging Systems and Geriatrics study section, VA Human Rights Committee, and CDC Special Emphasis study section. She has served as a reviewer and editorial board member for a variety of medical journals.

Anita Wluka
Monash University