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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Elevated serum glucose levels and survival after acute heart failure: a population-based perspective (with Benjamin K. I. Helfand, Nicholas J. Maselli, Darleen M. Lessard, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Joel M. Gore, David D. McManus, and Robert J. Goldberg), Diabetes and vascular disease research (2015)
 

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Cognitive and Physical Demands of Activities of Daily Living in Older Adults: Validation of Expert Panel Ratings (with Tamara G. Fong, Lauren J. Gleason, Bonnie Wong, Daniel Habtemariam, Richard N. Jones, Eva M. Schmitt, Sophia E. de Rooij, Alden L. Gross, Jonathan F. Bean, Cynthia J. Brown, Donna M. Fick, Ann L. Gruber-Baldini, Margaret O'Connor, Patrica A. Tabloski, Edward R. Marcantonio, and Sharon K. Inouye), PM and R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation (2015)
 

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Thirty day hospital re-admissions in patients with non ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (with Mayra Tisminetzky, David D. McManus, Nathaniel Erskine, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Edgard A. Granillo, Joel Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg), The American journal of medicine (2015)
 

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Antidepressant Use and Cognitive Decline: The Health and Retirement Study (with Allison B. Rosen, Ryan J. McCammon, Kara Zivin, Susan E. Andrade, Kenneth M. Langa, Sandeep Vijan, Paul A. Pirraglia, and Becky A. Briesacher), The American journal of medicine (2015)
 

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Cognitive status in patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure (with Seth N. Levin, Alexandra M. Hajduk, David D. McManus, Chad E. Darling, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Frederick A. Spencer, and Robert J. Goldberg), American heart journal (2014)
 

Presentations and Posters

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Acceptability of a Novel Smartphone Application for Rhythm Evaluation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (with Daniel J. Amante, Thomas M. English, Nada Esa, Iryna Nieto, Ki H. Chon, and David D. McManus), Community Engagement and Research Symposium (2014)
 

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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)