Progress toward the LIFEmeter: Epidemiology meets Speech Recognition – Thomas Glass (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health)
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Dr. Glass is Associate professor of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is broadly trained in social science and holds a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from Duke University. He completed post-doctoral training in epidemiology at Yale School of Medicine. He has been on the faculty of the Yale School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Glass is primarily interested in understanding the impact of social and behavioral factors on health and functioning in late life. His previous work has explored the role of social support, social networks and social engagement on outcomes ranging from stroke recovery, to alcohol consumption and dementia risk. He teaches, directs graduate students and conducts research in social epidemiology. In addition to observational studies, he has done intervention studies to improve function in older. More recently, his work has centered on unraveling the impact of factors in the built and social environment of urban neighborhoods on functioning. He oversees the Baltimore Neighborhood Research Consortium BNRC at Johns Hopkins. Among his current projects, Dr. Glass is leading a team to develop integrated sensor technology that will improve the measurement of social, physical and cognitive function for use in population studies.