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Dr. Albert’s research centers on the assessment of health outcomes in aging and chronic disease. He examines physical and cognitive function, health service use and the cost of care, quality of life and clinical decision making.
Dr. Albert is leading a statewide examination of ways to prevent falls in the elderly for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Current studies also include looking at worksite health promotion, modeling of vaccine refusal across the lifespan and public health surveillance at the end of life.
Recent work includes an investigation of mental health and clinical decisions at the end of life for the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Albert also has studied the cognitive and physical basis of independence in older people for the National Institute on Aging.
He has completed research on attitudes toward health promotion in culturally insular communities, challenges in assessing quality of life in people with cognitive impairment, and cognitive factors in medication adherence.
Dr. Albert has served in leadership positions and on boards at the Gerontological Society of America, Journal of American Medical Directors Association and Internet Journal of Mental Health.