Johns Hopkins Medicine

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Karen Bandeen-Roche, Ph.D.

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Data Management and Statistics Core Leader

Dr. Bandeen-Roche is Professor and Chair of Biostatistics in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is Co-Director of the Older Americans Independence Center (Pepper Center). Her primary research area is statistical modeling as it applies to issues related to aging, particularly physical frailty and cognitive dysfunction. Her methodological research includes latent variable models, longitudinal data analysis, and multivariate survival analysis.


  • Kim J, Bandeen-Roche K. Parametric assumptions of association in bivariate failure-time data subject to competing risks: Sensitivity to underlying assumptions. Lifetime Data Anal. 2019; 25: 259-279.
  • Jackson H, Engelman M, Bandeen-Roche K. Robust respondents and lost limitations: The implications of nonrandom missingness for the estimation of health trajectories. J Aging Health 2019; 31: 685-708.
  • Rawlings A, Sang Y, Sharrett A, Coresh J, Griswold M, Kucharska-Newton A, Palta P, Wruck L, Gross A, Deal J, Power M, Bandeen-Roche K. Multiple imputation of cognitive performance as a repeatedly measured outcome. Eur J Epidemiol 2017; 32: 55-66.
  • Gross A, Xue QL, Bandeen-Roche K, Fried L, Varadhan R, McAdams-DeMarco M, Walston J, Carlson M. Declines in impairment in executive function predict onset of physical frailty. J Gerontl A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2016; 71: 1624-1630.
  • Gross AL, Power MC, Albert MS, Deal JA, Gottesman RF, Griswold M, Wruck LM, Mosley TH Jr, Coresh J, Sharrett AR, Bandeen-Roche K. Application of latent variable methods to the study of cognitive decline when tests change over time. Epidemiology 2015; 26: 878-887.


Primary Appointment in Biostatistics