Thomas Cudjoe

Thomas Cudjoe
Location: Baltimore, Maryland Cohort Start Year: 2016 Project Topic: Elder Care Population Served: Older Adults (65+)
Post Doctoral Fellow
The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Medicine: Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Both of my grandfathers are now deceased, but the memory that permeates my mind for each of them is our walks together. Our simple walks shape my vision of what health is and how I envision weaving health into the fabric of our society. The experiences with these two men compelled me to pursue medicine, public health and the care of older adults. They taught me how optimizing mobility and social engagement are essential for physical and mental health, and how our elders are community treasures who are often undervalued. As a geriatrician in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, I am very interested in facilitating relationships that will enable older adults to be more engaged in their communities and have better health.

I am a doctor for older adults who believes that the transformation of our nation’s health will occur in the community. I believe that my medical knowledge, public health training, and experiences as a caregiver for my grandparents positions me to develop and disseminate strategies to sustain and improve the well-being of older adults.

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