Seminar Series

The AGILE Consortium hosts a monthly seminar series on research and clinical care of frailty. These seminars are open to all and are free to attend!

Please see the list below for upcoming seminars.


All seminars will occur via Zoom. Delphi meetings will take place at Stanford Redwood City campus.

May 16, 2022 4-5PM

AGILE Consortium Kickoff

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sachin Jain

Dr. Jain is currently the President & CEO of SCAN HealthPlan. He is also an adjunct professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and a contributor for Forbes Magazine. Dr. Jain was previously the President & CEO of CareMore and Aspire Health. He was also a senior advisor to the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Chief Medical Information & Innovation Officer at Merck. He has been named “Top 50 Most Influential Clinical Leader” and “100 Most Influential People in US Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare. He was awarded the “Golden Heart Award” by the Boston VA Medical Center. 

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June 20, 2022 4-5PM

Longevity: Impact, Challenges, and Opportunities

Guest Speaker: Dr. Laura Carstensen

Dr. Laura Carstensen is a Professor of Psychology, the Founding Director of the Stanford Center for Longevity and the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Professor for Public Policy at Stanford University. She was previously an Assistant Professor at Indiana University. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Time Magazine, and The Boston Globe. In 2011, she published her book “A Long Bright Future: Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity.” She is a previous Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the Kleemeier Award from the Gerontological Society of America and the Master Mentorship Award from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Carstensen received her B.S. from the University of Rochester and her Ph.D. and MA in Clinical Psychology from West Virginia University. She holds an honorary doctorate from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

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July 18, 2022 4-5PM

Tapping into the Assets of Aging

Guest Speaker: Dr. Charlotte Yeh, CMO at AAPR Services

Member Speaker: Dr. Robin Schroeder, Geriatric and Orthopaedic Physical Therapist at Stanford Health Care

Dr. Charlotte Yeh is the Chief Medical Officer for AARP Services, Inc.  Dr. Yeh has more than 30 years of healthcare experience – as a practitioner and Chief of Emergency Medicine at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Tufts Medical Center, as the Medical Director for the National Heritage Insurance Company, a Medicare Part B claims contractor, and as the Regional Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Boston. Dr. Yeh received a BA from Northwestern University and her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. She completed her internship in General Surgery at the University of Washington and her residency in Emergency Medicine at UCLA.

A graduate of University of Southern California for her Master’s Degree and Arcadia University for her Doctor of Physical Therapy, Robin specializes in the restoration of movement of the older adult with multimorbidity.  She is dual board certified as a Geriatric and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association.   She is a Committee and Faculty Member of both the Orthopedic and Geriatric Physical Therapy Residency programs at Stanford Medicine, as well as a faculty member of the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, teaching the Advanced-Certified Expert in Exercise for the Aging Adult course series.   

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August 29, 2022 4-6PM

What are constructs of frailty that can be routinely measured? A Delphi consensus process 

Note: this meeting will be in person by invitation

September 19, 2022 4-5PM

How do we use technology to implement frailty measures in routine care?

Guest Speaker: Kevin Weinfurt, Professor and Vice Chair of Research at Duke University Department of Population Health Sciences

Member Speaker: F. Vankee Lin, PhD, Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 

Dr. Kevin Weinfurt is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Population Health Sciences in the Duke University School of Medicine. He is also a Clinical Outcomes Assessment Advisor for the Food and Drug Administration and President of PROMIS Health Organization. Dr. Weinfurt was a principal investigator in the NIH PROMIS Network, where he led the development of the SexFS to measure male and female sexual function and satisfaction. Dr. Weinfurt has served on advisory panels for the FDA and has taught patient-reported outcomes in educational programs at both the FDA and NIH. He received his BA from Loyola University and PhD from Georgetown University. 


Dr. Feng Vankee Lin is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Her research focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms involved in brain aging and brain plasticity, with a special focus on early detection and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). She currently leads an interdisciplinary clinical neuroscience lab, covering a wide spectrum of research from Phases 0-2. She received her AB in English and MB in medicine from Jilin University, followed by her PhD and MS in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin.

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October 17, 2022 4-5 PM

Advances in Mobility and Rehabilitation Technology

Speaker: Dr. Wei Tech Ang


Dr. Wei Tech Ang is the Executive Director of the Rehabilitation Research Institute of Singapore. He is also an Associate Professor and Head of Engineering Mechanics at Nanyang Technological University. Dr Ang’s research focuses on robotics technology in biomedical applications, and assistive and rehabilitation technologies. He has won many competitive research grants totaling more than S$40M. Prof Ang graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, USA with a PhD degree in Robotics in 2004, and from NTU Singapore with M.Eng. and B.Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 and 1997 respectively.


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November 14, 2022 4-5PM

Toward Health Equity in Brain Aging: Nontraditional Data Sources and Innovative Tools


Frailty Screening: From Evidence to Implementation

Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Mayeda and Dr. Shipra Arya


Elizabeth Rose Mayeda is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Mayeda's research focuses on identifying modifiable determinants of cognitive decline, dementia, and stroke in late life. Her research program has both applied and methodological themes. She focuses on describing and identifying mechanisms contributing to disparities in late-life cognitive and brain health and also leads work addressing methodological challenges in longitudinal studies of stroke, cognitive aging, and dementia risk. Her long-term research goals are to: (1) identify effective population-level strategies to prevent dementia and eliminate disparities in dementia and (2) develop research tools to strengthen causal inference in dementia research and lifecourse epidemiology. She is recognized as an emerging leader in the fields of epidemiology and dementia: in 2019, she served as a member of the Health Disparities Session of the NIH Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias Summit and gave an NIH Rising Star Invited Lecture, and in 2020, she received the Society for Epidemiologic Research Brian MacMahon Early Career Award. Dr. Mayeda received her BA in Integrative Biology and Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, her MPH in Epidemiology from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and her PhD in Epidemiology and Translational Science from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA in 2018, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF.


Shipra Arya, MD SM FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine and section chief of vascular surgery at VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. She has a Master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health with focus on research methodology and cardiovascular epidemiology. She has been funded by American Heart Association (AHA), NIH/NIA GEMSSTAR grant, VA Palo Alto Center for Innovation and Implementation (Ci2i) and is currently funded by VA HSR&D. The accumulated evidence from her research all points to the fact that frailty is a versatile tool that can be utilized to guide surgical decision making, inform patient consent and design quality improvement initiatives at the patient and hospital level. The field of frailty research in surgical population is still relatively nascent and her current work focuses on streamlining frailty evaluation, and implementation of patient and system level interventions to improve surgical outcomes and enhance patient centered care. She completed her General Surgery Residency at Creighton University Medical Center followed by a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University of Michigan.


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February 27, 2023 4-6PM

Delphi: Technology Methods to Evaluate Frailty

Note: This meeting is in-person by invitation only.

March 20, 2023 4-5PM

AGILE Guest Lecture Featuring Dr. Karen Rose, Eunjung Ko, Ashley Gao and Peng Wang: Learning and Improving Alzheimer's Patient-Caregiver Relationships via Smart Healthcare Technology


AGILE Member Lecture Featuring Dr. Kristan Staudenmayer: Learning Health System Meets Informatics and AI


More information about the guest speaker, Karen Rose PhD, MS, RN, FGSA, FAAN


Karen M. Rose PhD, MS, RN, FGSA, FAAN, is a Professor of Nursing at The Ohio State University, as well as the Vice Dean of Nursing. She is a veteran gerontology nursing research expert, bringing her  fourteen plus years’ experience as the leader of the research Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management, and Complex Care at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Her extramural funding totals over $5 million through the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and the John A. Hartford Foundation for her work targeting technology use for persons with dementia and their family caregivers. For these patients and families, Dr. Rose’s expertise demonstrates a special focus on the unique needs of underserved and vulnerable (ethnic and gender minority groups of older adults and family caregivers) and her work includes a record of successful collaborations with multidisciplinary healthcare teams. Dr. Rose earned her baccalaureate degree in nursing from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. She earned her master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and her PhD in nursing from the University of Virginia. She was a pre-doctoral scholar with funding through the National Institutes of Health and the John A. Hartford Foundation’s Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity program.


More information about the member speaker, Kristan Staudenmayer MD, MS, FACS, is below:

Dr. Kristan Staudenmayer is an Associate Professor Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine. 

D. Dr. Staudenmayer joined Stanford in 2008. She has developed a robust research program and active clinical practice. Her clinical and research interests have contributed to Stanford’s multi-disciplinary approach to the management of surgical trauma. Dr. Staudenmayer’s clinical focus is on trauma, emergency general surgery, and surgical critical care, and her research interests encompass trauma systems of care and vulnerable patient populations such as the elderly. Her efforts have been noteworthy and recognized in her 2013 K08 grant from the National Institute on Aging to study trauma in the elderly population. In 2016, Dr. Staudenmayer was honored by becoming the inaugural Gordon and Betty Moore Endowed Faculty Scholar, which helps to support her ongoing research efforts. Dr. Staudenmayer was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery in 2016, and continues her research, policy and advocacy work to improve the care and outcomes for patients with traumatic injuries and critical surgical illnesses. She received her medical degree at the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical School in 1999, and completed her residency in General Surgery at Parkland Hospital in 2006. She obtained further training in Trauma and Surgical Critical at San Francisco General Hospital, completing her training in 2008. She was subsequently double-boarded in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

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Please contact Sara Kemper to be added to the invite list for upcoming seminars.