Ann L. Gruber-Baldini, Ph.D.
Division of Gerontology
Department of Epidemiology & Public Health
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Ann Gruber-Baldini received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Bucknell University and both her M.S. and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies form Penn State. She also completed an NIA post-doctoral traineeship at the University of Michigan Institute of Gerontology.
Dr. Gruber-Baldini is an experienced researcher and analyst who has worked on all phases of gerontological and epidemiological research projects. Her doctoral training was in life-span developmental psychology and cognitive aging, and her post-doctoral work was on disability and the epidemiology of aging. Dr. Gruber-Baldini’s research has centered on the measurement of cognitive functioning, dementia, and related mental health issues (including issues of proxy response, ascertainment bias, and longitudinal assessment) and on the impact of health conditions (e.g., hip fracture, dementia, delirium, Parkinson’s Disease, and depression) on functioning and related outcomes. She has worked on projects examining functioning in both community-dwelling and institutionalized elderly (including both nursing homes and assisted living settings), studying psychological issues in a number of large, epidemiological, longitudinal studies.
She has over ten years experience in developing and maintaining computer files and in using computer analysis packages such as SAS, SPSS, and STATA, including analyses from a number of large, longitudinal studies such as the Baltimore Hip Studies, the Maryland Long-term Care Studies, the Collaborative Studies of Long-term Care projects, and the University of Maryland Movement Disorders database. Dr. Gruber-Baldini is the Director of the Statistical Analysis and Data Management group within the Division of Gerontology of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, a group which includes 2 senior analysts, 2 junior (master’s level) analysts, 2 data entry clerks, and numerous graduate students involved in the data management within the division.
Dr. Gruber-Baldini is very involved in the University of Maryland Doctoral Program in Gerontology, where she teaches the Psychology of Aging core course, co-teaches in the Epidemiology of Aging core course, and guest lectures in a number of other classes.