Dr. Jane S. Saczynski, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division
of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is also
Assistant Professor in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Division of
Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations. She is a neuroepidemiologist
with research interests in cardiovascular disease and the risk for cognitive decline and
dementia in middle aged and older adults. Within large-scale epidemiologic studies she
has looked at how cardiovascular diseases, such as diabetes and dyslipidemia, are related
to cognitive impairment, brain changes and dementia. Her current work is examining the
role of cognitive impairment in the performance of self-care activities in patients with
chronic diseases such as congestive heart failure. 

Articles

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Delirium in elderly people--authors'reply (with Sharon K. Inouye, Rudi G.J. Westendorp, Eyal Y. Kimchi, and Alycia A. Cleinman), Lancet (2014)
 

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Venous thromboembolism in older adults: A community-based study (with Frederick A. Spencer, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Sam Schulman, Lori-Ann Linkins, Mark A. Crowther, Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, Agnes Y. Y. Lee, Sonia Anand, Darleen M. Lessard, Catherine Emery, Wei Huang, and Robert J. Goldberg), The American journal of medicine (2014)
 

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The modified Hospital Elder Life Program: adapting a complex intervention for feasibility and scalability in a surgical setting (with Cheryl Chia-Hui Chen and Sharon K. Inouye), Journal of gerontological nursing (2014)
 

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A tale of two methods: chart and interview methods for identifying delirium (with Cyrus M. Kosar, Guoquan Xu, Margaret R. Puelle, Eva Schmitt, Richard N. Jones, Edward R. Marcantonio, Bonnie Wong, Ilean Isaza, and Sharon K. Inouye), Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2014)
 

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Effects of a modified Hospital Elder Life Program on frailty in individuals undergoing major elective abdominal surgery (with Cheryl Chia-Hui Chen, Chiung-Nien Chen, I-Rue Lai, Guan-Hua Huang, and Sharon K. Inouye), Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2014)
 

Presentations and Posters

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In-hospital Depression Predicts Early Hospital Readmission after an Acute Coronary Syndrome: Preliminary Data from TRACE-CORE (with David D. McManus, Molly E. Waring, Milena D. Anatchkova, Richard H. McManus, Robert J. Goldberg, Jeroan J. Allison, David C. Parish, Hamza H. Awad, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Arlene S. Ash, and Catarina I. Kiefe), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
 

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Patient- and Hospital-level Predictors of 30-day Readmission after Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Systematic Review (with Lisa Nobel, Arlene S. Ash, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Jeroan J. Allison), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
 

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Psychosocial Factors Predict Patient Ratings of Care Transition Quality: Results from Transitions, Risks, and Actions in Coronary Events – Center for Outcomes Research and Education (TRACE-CORE) (with Milena D. Anatchkova, Jeroan J. Allison, Arlene S. Ash, and Catarina I. Kiefe), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
 

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Transthoracic Bioimpedance Monitoring Predicts Heart Failure Decompensation and Early Readmission after Heart Failure Hospitalization: Preliminary Data from SENTINEL-HF (with David D. McManus, Jarno Riistema, Fatima Sert Kuniyoshi, Joseph Rock, Theo E. Meyer, Niek G.P. en Teuling, Robert J. Goldberg, and Chad E. Darling), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2014)
 

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Cognitive Status, Initiation of Lifestyle Changes and Medication Adherence after Acute Coronary Syndrome: TRACE-CORE (Transitions, Risks, and Actions in Coronary Events- Center for Outcomes Research and Education) (with Alexandra M. Hadjuk, Catarina I. Kiefe, Molly E. Waring, Joel M. Gore, Sharina D. Person, and David D. McManus), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)