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    Jason Flatt, PhD, MPH

    Address3333 California Street
    San Francisco CA 94118
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      University of PittsburghFellowEpidemiology & Clinical and Translational Science2015
      University of PittsburghPhDGraduate School of Public Health2013
      University of South CarolinaMPHArnold School of Public Health2004
      University of FloridaBSHealth Science2002

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      Jason D. Flatt, PhD, MPH, MCHES is an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Health & Aging at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his PhD in 2013 at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. He focused his graduate training on social determinants of health, evaluation, health services research and earned a graduate certificate in Gerontology from the University Center for Social and Urban Studies.

      He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Clinical and Translational Science and Epidemiology in 2015. He is also the recipient of several service and research awards, including Outstanding Doctoral Student, The Rosenkranz Award – a project judged to be a significant contribution to public health – for his dissertation work at the Graduate School of Public Health, and two competitive training fellowships in systems science and neuroimaging from the National Institutes of Health Summer Institute on Systems Science and Health, and the Multimodal Neuroimaging Training Program Summer Workshop.

      Dr. Flatt is a health services researcher, and his research program focuses on improving the health and quality of life of LGBT older adults, with a focus cognitive impairment and dementia. He is particularly interested in studying social determinants of aging and how community resources can be leveraged to improve the health of older LGBT adults. His past research includes examining the role of social networks in promoting cognitive health; lifestyle factors important for cognitive aging; the effects of art programs on the mental health and quality of life of people with dementia and their caregivers; an assessment of statewide community-based falls prevention programs; social determinants of health in late life; and the evaluation of community-based services and programs for vulnerable populations.

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      Aging, Dementia, Cognition, Health Disparities, Sexual and Gender Minorities, LGBT, Vulnerable Populations

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      1. Flatt JD, Williams BA, Barnes D, Goldenson J, Ahalt C, et al. Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and associated health and social vulnerabilities in older jail inmates. Aging Ment Health. 2016 Jul 1; 1-7. PMID: 27367335.
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      2. Rosso AL, Flatt JD, Carlson MC, Lovasi GS, Rosano C, Brown AF, Matthews KA, Gianaros PJ. Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Cognitive Function in Late Life. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Jun 15; 183(12):1088-97. PMID: 27257114.
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      3. Flatt JD, Rosso AL, Aizenstein HJ, Schulz R, Longstreth WT, Newman AB, Fowler NR, Rosano C. Social Network Size and Cranial Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Older Adults: The Cardiovascular Health Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Nov; 63(11):2430-2. PMID: 26603076; PMCID: PMC4662082 [Available on 11/01/16].
      4. Rosenfeld EA, Marx J, Terry MA, Stall R, Flatt J, Borrero S, Miller E. Perspectives on expedited partner therapy for chlamydia: a survey of health care providers. Int J STD AIDS. 2015 Oct 6. PMID: 26446138.
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      5. Flatt JD, Hughes TF, Documét PI, Lingler JH, Trauth JM, Albert SM. A Qualitative Study on the Types and Purposes of Social Activities in Late Life. Act Adapt Aging. 2015; 39(2):109-132. PMID: 26823639.
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      6. Albert SM, Edelstein O, King J, Flatt J, Lin CJ, Boudreau R, Newman AB. Assessing the quality of a non-randomized pragmatic trial for primary prevention of falls among older adults. Prev Sci. 2015 Jan; 16(1):31-40. PMID: 24488533; PMCID: PMC4119571 [Available on 01/01/16].
      7. Documet P, Bear TM, Flatt JD, Macia L, Trauth J, Ricci EM. The association of social support and education with breast and cervical cancer screening. Health Educ Behav. 2015 Feb; 42(1):55-64. PMID: 25394824; PMCID: PMC4526257.
      8. Flatt JD, Swailes A, King J, Prasad T, Boudreau RM, Albert SM. Using the memory impairment screen over the telephone to determine fall risk in community-dwelling older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Oct; 62(10):1983-4. PMID: 25333535; PMCID: PMC4211288.
      9. Flatt JD, Liptak A, Oakley MA, Gogan J, Varner T, Lingler JH. Subjective experiences of an art museum engagement activity for persons with early-stage Alzheimer's disease and their family caregivers. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2015 Jun; 30(4):380-9. PMID: 25216658; PMCID: PMC4362745 [Available on 06/01/16].
      10. Hughes TF, Flatt JD, Fu B, Butters MA, Chang CC, Ganguli M. Interactive video gaming compared with health education in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: a feasibility study. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Sep; 29(9):890-8. PMID: 24452845; PMCID: PMC4326259.
      11. Liptak A, Tate J, Flatt J, Oakley MA, Lingler J. Humor and laughter in persons with cognitive impairment and their caregivers. J Holist Nurs. 2014 Mar; 32(1):25-34. PMID: 23926217; PMCID: PMC4006667.
      12. Flatt, JD, Hughes, TF. . Participation in social activities in later life: Does enjoyment have important implications for cognitive health?. Aging Health. 2013; 9(2):149-158.
      13. Maqsood F, Flatt JD, Albert SM, Maqsood S, Nizamuddin M. Correlates of self-reported depressive symptoms: a study of older persons of Punjab, Pakistan. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2013 Mar; 28(1):65-74. PMID: 23242697; PMCID: PMC3580032.
      14. Hughes TF, Flatt JD, Fu B, Chang CC, Ganguli M. Engagement in social activities and progression from mild to severe cognitive impairment: the MYHAT study. Int Psychogeriatr. 2013 Apr; 25(4):587-95. PMID: 23257280; PMCID: PMC3578022.
      15. Flatt JD, Agimi Y, Albert SM. Homophily and health behavior in social networks of older adults. Fam Community Health. 2012 Oct-Dec; 35(4):312-21. PMID: 22929377.
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      16. Documet PI, Trauth JM, Key M, Flatt J, Jernigan J. Breast cancer survivors' perception of survivorship. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2012 May 1; 39(3):309-15. PMID: 22543389; PMCID: PMC3437916.
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