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Jennifer L. Wolff

JENNIFER L. WOLFF, PhD, is the third Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care.

Wolff is a national and international expert and thought leader in research and policy relating to the care of persons with complex health needs and disabilities. She has made major contributions to our understanding of the role of family caregivers in the interactions of older adults with the medical community. Wolff’s research has documented the high prevalence and consequences of late-life family caregiving. She has been involved in the design and evaluation of numerous initiatives to develop practical tools and strategies to improve care quality for older adults with complex health needs. Her research has been published in top-ranked journals including NEJM, JAMA, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Social Science and Medicine, and Health Affairs. She has led projects that have been funded by the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Mental Health, AARP, the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation, the Milbank Memorial Fund, and Atlantic Philanthropies.

Wolff received her PhD and MHS from Johns Hopkins University and joined the faculty in 2003. She currently serves as Associate Chair for Strategic Initiatives in the Department of Health Policy and Management, and is affiliated with the Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research (CHSOR), the Center for Aging and Health (COAH), and the Center on Innovative Care in Aging. She holds joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. Wolff has served as Associate Director for Research for the Lipitz Center since 2016.