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Pepper Center Rounds

When: Friday, September 15, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Eleanor Small   (312) 503-2497

Group: Center for Applied Health Research on Aging (CAHRA)

Sponsor: Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Northwestern Pepper Center and OAIC National Coordinating Center are pleased to present Pepper Center Rounds. Pepper Center Rounds is a venue to showcase high-quality research from scholars across the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers network. Please, join us!


Cognitive Epidemiological Investigations to Inform Health System Strategies for the Prevention-Detection-Management of Later Life Functional Decline


Guest: Michael Wolf, PhD MPH MA

James R. Webster, Jr. Professor of Medicine

Director, Center for Applied Health Research on Aging (CAHRA)

Associate Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine

Associate Division Chief, General Internal Medicine

Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University


Bio: Dr. Wolf is a health services researcher with over twenty years of expertise in aging, chronic disease self-management, health literacy and the design of health system interventions to promote health, particularly among more medically complex, older adults living with multiple chronic conditions (MCC). For the past two decades, he has led studies investigating individual and health system determinants of health services use and outcomes and the effectiveness and fidelity of interventions aimed at helping patients better engage in healthcare and self-manage chronic conditions. In 2019, Dr. Wolf was named Founding Director of the Feinberg School of Medicine’s Center for Applied Health Research on Aging (CAHRA). CAHRA seeks to promote informed decision-making and actions leading to optimal health and well-being among individuals and families over the life span. As of 2020, Dr. Wolf is the Director of Northwestern University’s Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, focused on primary care innovation to improve the management of more complex older adults with multiple chronic conditions.

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