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The Johns Hopkins Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Aging (JH AITC) offers access to nationally recognized research expertise and infrastructure that can help optimize pilot proposals.

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Clinical and Stakeholder Research Resources


  • Access to older adults for human subjects research in a wide variety of clinical settings, including outpatient clinics, hospital settings, and homebound settings
  • A registry of over 800 older adults living independently in the Baltimore metropolitan area willing to be contacted for participation in relevant studies
  • A team of experienced research coordinators who can help develop and initiate studies involving older adults across clinical settings
  • Space on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland for clinical and technology research that involves human subjects
  • Facilitation of access to health care databases that can be utilized for the development of technologies or AI
  • Access to human subjects in underserved urban and rural communities through partnerships with the Baltimore VA Medical Center and the Veterans Rural Health Resource Center in Iowa
  • Access to older adult stakeholders, including those in rural and urban settings, who can provide feedback on emerging uses of AI and technologies; this includes access to trained research staff who can help develop and lead stakeholder research

Engineering Resources


Data and Data Platform Access


  • Access to use of the Precisions Medicine Analytics Platform Data Commons, a secure research environment for the analysis of Hopkins-based clinical datasets by pilot teams and data scientists
  • High-performance computing, highly reliable data storage, and outstanding collaborative scientific support to empower computational research, scholarship, and innovation available through the Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center
  • Access to programs that assist in the mining of “big data” related to the health care of older adults that can be utilized, for example, to identify geriatric frailty, dementia, and many other conditions
  • Data organization and vetting in the development of specific engineered and AI related products meant to improve the health and well-being of older adults
  • Access to a common platform for disparate data consolidation and integration
  • Harmonization of data elements

Networking and Mentoring Opportunities


  • Access to industry, government, and academic key opinion leaders to facilitate the advancement of science relevant to the health and well-being of older adults
  • Access to training opportunities, including a portfolio of online materials on the key aspects of AI and aging
  • Networking opportunities with business and resource providers to facilitate discovery commercialization
  • Access to Baltimore-based spaces for in-person team meetings, brainstorming and grant development feedback, and launchpad and pitch events
  • Access to business consulting services through the Carey Business School


Johns Hopkins geriatricians Jessica Colburn and David Hurwitz share their views on how technology and artificial intelligence could benefit older adults. They discuss what challenges related to healthcare technology might be addressed, considerations in the design and development of technology intended to help older adults and facilitators, and barriers to older adults’ adoption of new technologies.