Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD 


The goal of the AGING (Advancing Geriatric Infrastructure and Network Growth) Initiative is to bridge the Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN), formerly known as the HMORN, with the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAIC) to create a national resource to nurture and advance an interdisciplinary research agenda focused on older adults with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs). These efforts will lay the foundation to address the knowledge gaps that exist regarding the health and healthcare of these understudied patients.  

The HCSRN-OAIC AGING Initiative aims to (1) collaboratively develop a framework and procedures to enhance the existing HCSRN data infrastructure; (2) support interdisciplinary pilot projects that optimize HCSRN and OAIC resources and foster collaboration between HCSRN and OAIC investigators; (3) identify and mentor junior faculty from the HCSRN and OAICs; and (4) disseminate interdisciplinary research approaches and findings relating to the science of MCCs in older adults to the larger scientific community.



  • PI: Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD of Meyers Primary Care Institute (HCSRN)

  • Co-PI: Elizabeth Bayliss, MD, MSPH of the Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado (HCSRN)

  • Co-PI: Jay Magaziner, PhD, MS Hyg of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (OAIC)

  • Funding agency: National Institute on Aging (NIA)

  • Year funded: 2014

  • Claude D. Pepper Older American Independence Centers (OAIC) National Coordinating Center Website: 


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Understanding the Context of Health for Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Moving from What is the Matter to What Matters. E Bayliss*, D Bonds, C Boyd*, M Davis, B Finke, M Fox, R Glasgow, R Goodman, S Heurtin-Roberts, S Lachenmayr,  C Lind, E Madigan, D Meyers, S Mintz, W Nilsen, S Okun, S Ruiz, M Salive*, K Stange. Annals of Family Medicine. 2014 Jan. 12(3):260-9.

*Investigators affiliated with the HCSRN-OAICs AGING Initiative