Data, Measures, and Accrual Core

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The Data, Measures, and Accrual Core helps investigators leverage existing data to conduct high-value research on late-life disability in vulnerable older adults by aiding the design of research studies using existing data, facilitating the inclusion of measures of function and disability into primary data collection studies and the recruitment of vulnerable older patients for these studies, and developing new tools for capturing functional status data from large datasets.

Core Leaders:

Mike Steinman

Michael Steinman, MD

Professor of Medicine, Director of Research Training Programs, Division of Geriatrics, Geriatrician, SFVAMC

Christine Ritchie

Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH

Professor of Medicine, Harris Fishbon Distinguished Professorship in Clinical Translational Research in Aging, Director, Tideswell at UCSF, Medical Director, Clinical Programs, UCSF Office of Population Health

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Consultation and Dataset Information Services


We offer consultation to advise investigators conducting studies involving function, cognition, and/or disability in vulnerable older adults. This includes providing expert advice on use of national datasets, research design, measurement issues, and recruitment of older adults for research.

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Dataset Resource Library

We offer the Dataset Resource Library, which contains information on five high-value datasets useful for investigators interested in function, cognition, and disability.

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