Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Primary Phone: 967-838-6850
Areas of Current Research Interest:
I have a K01 from the NIH/NIA aimed at studying the molecular epidemiology of physical function in older adults. Specifically, my current research interests are to develop a program dedicated to understanding the biological causes of age-related declines in physical function and to uncover novel therapeutic targets (primarily related to skeletal muscle aging) to preserve physical function, prevent disability and prolong years of active life expectancy in older adults. Maintaining the independence of older adults is an extremely important and growing public health challenge and the long-term goal of my research is to develop novel interventions to improve or prevent age-related declines in physical function and disability. I am expanding these interests to include the investigation of DNA, RNA and protein-based biomarkers for physical function.
2008 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA | BS, Health Information Management
2010 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA | MPH, Epidemiology
2013| University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA | PhD, Epidemiology
Full bibliography: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/adam.santanasto.1/bibliography/public/