Faculty Expert Profile

Alicia Arbaje

  • Associate Professor of Medicine


  • Center on Aging and Health
  • Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
  • Center for Innovative Care in Aging

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Alicia Arbaje, the director of Transitional Care Research at Johns Hopkins, focuses on developing and implementing healthcare systems that will enhance safety and improve outcomes for older adults. Her areas of clinical expertise include general internal medicine and geriatric medicine, with a particular interest in helping older adults stay at home as they age and working with a team to coordinate care for her older patients.

Arbaje is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the Gerontological Society of America. At Johns Hopkins, she was a founding member of the Hopkins Organization for Latino Awareness (HOLA) and is a member of the Department of Medicine Diversity Council. She has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Top 10 Doctors Under 40 by the Baltimore Sun Magazine and the American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award.

She is active in speaking to the media about issues relevant to older adults (see her YouTube channel). She has been quoted in recent years in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Reuters.

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