Dr. Arian Jung, Recipient of K01 Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging


Arian Jung, Ph.D.

Dr. Arian Jung, assistant professor of Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, was recently awarded a K01 career development award from the National Institute on Aging to study the quality of physician care for nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). “Seventy-five percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias will be admitted to nursing homes by the age of 80, compared to 4% of the general population, and approximately 70% of individuals with ADRD will die in these facilities,” states Dr. Jung. “Physician involvement is essential to the delivery of high quality long-term care in nursing homes for these patients. The objective of the award is to determine if physicians who specialize in nursing home care provide higher quality care to long-stay residents with ADRD.”

This award will support research effort over five years and provide resources to further build expertise in areas such as physician-level determinants that affect the quality and cost of care for nursing home residents with ADRD.

“The skills and knowledge that I acquire through the award will provide an overarching theme for my future research agenda as my career progresses. I plan to specialize in health services research that generates much-needed evidence to inform policies and clinical guidelines to optimize the role of physicians in the care provided to this population.”

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