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Linda P. Fried

Dean, Mailman School of Public Health; DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice; Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center; Professor of Epidemiology and of Medicine
College of Physicians and Surgeons , Public Health
Epidemiology Department
722 W. 168th Street, R1408 New York, NY 10032
  • Member, Faculty Steering Committee Global Centers | Istanbul
  • Member, Faculty Steering Committee Global Centers | Paris
  • Professor of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons

Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH is a leader in the fields of epidemiology and geriatrics. She has dedicated her career to the science of healthy aging, particularly the prevention of frailty and disability, and design of approaches that will strengthen the benefits to all of being an aging society. The latter includes the design of health-promoting activities and roles for older adults that solve major societal needs. Dr. Fried co-founded Experience Corps, a community-based senior volunteer program designed to support the academic success of children while also serving as a health promotion program for older adults. Dr. Fried's scientific career has defined the phenotype of frailty as a new clinical syndrome, provided evidence as to its causes and identified opportunities for prevention. Her research has also identified approaches to prevent cardiovascular disease and the loss of independence with aging.

Dr. Fried is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the APHA Archstone Award, the U.S. national Bridge Builders Award, the Maxwell Pollock Award of the Gerontological Society of America, and has been named a "Living Legend in Medicine" by the U.S. Congress. Dr. Fried is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine and of the Association of American Physicians where she serves on the governing Council. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council and Council on an Aging World, and of the MacArthur Network on an Aging Society.

Previously, Dr. Fried served as the Mason F. Lord Professor of Geriatric Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, with appointments in the School of Medicine, and Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Nursing. She directed The Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence for Aging Research, the Center on Aging and Health, and the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, and led major multidisciplinary research programs on the causes and consequences cardiovascular disease, frailty, cognitive impairment and disability in older adults, and approaches to prevention.

Dr. Fried received her MD from Rush Medical College in Chicago and her MPH from Johns Hopkins. She trained in internal medicine at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago and in general internal medicine, cardiovascular epidemiology and geriatrics at Johns Hopkins.

Research & Other Works
Homeostatic dysregulation proceeds in parallel in multiple physiological systems
Productivity and Engagement in an Aging America: The Role of Volunteerism
Detection of a Novel, Integrative Aging Process Suggests Complex Physiological Integration
Statistical Distance as a Measure of Physiological Dysregulation Is Largely Robust to Variation in Its Biomarker Composition
Formulating a Curriculum on Aging and Health for University Undergraduates
The imperative to invest in science has never been greater
Thyroid Autoantibodies Are Associated with a Reduced Prevalence of Frailty in Community-Dwelling Older Women
High Frequency of and Factors Associated with Thyroid Hormone Over-Replacement and Under-Replacement in Men and Women Aged 65 and Over
Higher Serum Testosterone Concentration in Older Women is Associated with Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, and Cardiovascular Disease
Determinants of Serum Total and Free Testosterone Levels in Women over the Age of 65 Years
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I and Interleukin-6 Contribute Synergistically to Disability and Mortality in Older Women
Association of IGF-I Levels with Muscle Strength and Mobility in Older Women
The Role of Education and Intellectual Activity on Cognition
Elevated Serum Carboxymethyl-Lysine, an Advanced Glycation End Product, Predicts Severe Walking Disability in Older Women: The Women's Health and Aging Study I
Financial Strain Is Associated with Malnutrition Risk in Community-Dwelling Older Women
Polymorphisms in the Mitochondrial DNA Control Region and Frailty in Older Adults
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