Dr. Newman’s research centers on the relationships between aging, longevity and disability. She is leading several long-term studies involving these topics and directs a National Institute on Aging (NIA) training grant in the epidemiology of aging.
Her research interests also include sleep apnea and aging, sarcopenia and disability, and atherosclerosis as it relates to disability, aging and frailty. Currentl she leads several multiple-year investigations funded by the NIA, including “Lifestyle and Independence for the Elderly” (LIFE) and “ASPirin to Reduce Events in the Elderly” (ASPREE).
Dr. Newman holds many leadership positions and serves as the core director for the Pittsburgh Older Americans Independence Center.
She received her medical degree and master’s degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh. She did her residency and a fellowship in geriatric medicine at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital (formerly Presbyterian University Hospital).