(May 2011) Michelle Carlson is a professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a research affiliate of the Hopkins Center on Population Aging and Health. She also serves as associate director of the Center on Aging and Health within the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Carlson’s research examines how both the environment in which someone lives and the medications they take can affect cognitive aging and dementia.

In this interview, Carlson discusses the Baltimore Experience Corps volunteer program and an on-going study of the program’s benefits.


Funding for this webcast has been provided by the National Institute on Aging, Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR), through a grant from the University of Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging. This center coordinates dissemination of findings from 14 NIA demography centers in academic institutions throughout the United States.