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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The impact of cardiac and noncardiac comorbidities on the short-term outcomes of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: a population-based perspective (with Han-Yang Chen, David D. McManus, Darleen M. Lessard, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Kate L. Lapane, Joel M. Gore, and Robert J. Goldberg), Clinical epidemiology (2013)
 

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Commonly used data-collection approaches in clinical research (with David D. McManus and Robert J. Goldberg), The American journal of medicine (2013)
 

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Cognitive impairment and self-care in heart failure (with Alexandra M. Hajduk, Stephenie C. Lemon, David D. McManus, Darleen M. Lessard, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Frederick A. Spencer, and Robert J. Goldberg), Clinical Epidemiology (2013)
 

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Cognitive change in heart failure: a systematic review (with Alexandra M. Hajduk, Catarina I. Kiefe, Sharina D. Person, and Joel M. Gore), Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes (2013)
 

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Contemporary Prevalence and Correlates of Incident Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (with Jerry H. Gurwitz, David J. Magid, David H. Smith, Robert J. Goldberg, David D. McManus, Larry A. Allen, Micah L. Thorp, Grace Hsu, Sue Hee Sung, and Alan S. Go), The American journal of medicine (2013)
 

Presentations and Posters

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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)
 

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Admission Hyperglycemia in Setting of Acute Heart Failure is Associated with Increased In-hospital Mortality Among Patients without Diabetes (with Nicholas J. Maselli, Chad E. Darling, David D. McManus, Darleen M. Lessard, and Robert J. Goldberg), Senior Scholars Program (2012)
 

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Patterns of Complex Comorbidity in Older Patients with Heart Failure (with Jerry H. Gurwitz, Sandhyasree Padmanabhan, Robert J. Goldberg, David J. Magid, David H. Smith, Sue Hee Sung, and Alan S. Go), Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2011)