The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) provides rich, transdisciplinary research environment for aging-focused research. The JH Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Aging (AITC) offers access and collaborative opportunities to a wide variety of nationally recognized research programs that can optimize pilot proposals for the development of AI and technology that aims to improve the health and well-being of all older adults, including those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other cognitive impairments. The following resource page lists some of the programs and opportunities for investigators interested in developing projects in this space. Please contact [email protected] for further information.
Human Subject Research Resources
- A registry of over 800 older adults from the Baltimore metropolitan area willing to be contacted for participation in relevant studies
- A team of qualified research coordinators to help develop and initiate studies involving older adults
- Space for clinical and technology research that involves human subjects on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus in Baltimore, Maryland
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Resources
- Several existing AD research centers are willing to fully integrate pilot investigators into research speakers series, research in progress meetings
- Pilot investigators will have access to technical, environmental and scientific resources
Access to Underserved Populations of Older Adults
- Through partnerships with University of Iowa and the Veterans Rural Health Resource Center, resources can be accessed for rural participants
- Through the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Equity and the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, resources can be accessed for urban participants
Engagement of Older Adult Stakeholders
- Access to stakeholders in rural and urban settings to provide feedback on pilot proposal and projects.
- Coaching on how to engage local stakeholders for specific pilot projects.
- Collaborative opportunities are available thru consultation with JH AITC funded investigators who work in the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, the Malone Center for Engineering in Health Care, the Artificial Intelligence for Engineering and Medicine Lab, and the Center for Language and Speech Processing
- Guidance on evaluation plans
- Funding for creating prototypes
- AI/data-science expertise for addressing challenges
- Artificial Intelligence for Engineering and Medicine (AIEM) provides consulting support for domain adaptation of machine learning algorithms and systems, bias detection and mitigation and protecting machine learning/AI systems against adversarial attacks.
JHU University-Wide Resources:
- Data from the PMAP Data Commons can be provisioned into a secure Research Environment for analysis by pilot teams and data scientists and validated algorithms and tools can be promoted to the Delivery Platform for use in elderly care.
- MARCC manages high performance computing, highly reliable data storage, and provides outstanding collaborative scientific support to empower computational research, scholarship, and innovation.
Business Networking Opportunities
- Access to the Carey Business School graduate courses on design, financing, marketing, and management of technology innovations
- Access through the Carey Business School to conference and meeting spaces in Harboreast, Baltimore, where business network members and AITC participants can hold in-person team meetings, brainstorming and grant development feedback exercises, idea launchpad events, and venture financing pitches
- Access to business development consulting resources and market research support through the Carey Business School
Computing and Data Quality Assurance Resources
- Vetting and organizing of data in such a way that it can be quickly utilized in the development of specific products meant to improve the health and well-being of older adults
- Access to a common platform for disparate data consolidation and integration