Ling Han PhD, MS, MD

Senior Research Scientist in Medicine (Geriatrics)

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchInternal Medicine: Geriatric Medicine: Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

Research Interests

Epidemiology of geriatric depression and cognitive disorders; Longitudinal analyses of cognitive and functional decline; Linear and generalized linear model; Multivariate model and structural equation models; Propensity score; Polypharmacy; Risk assessment and prediction of adverse drug events more...


  • M.D., Hunan Medical University, 1988
  • M.S., McGill University, 2000
  • Ph.D., McGill University, 2006

Selected Publications

  • Han L, Agostini JV, Allore HA. Cumulative anticholinergic exposure is associated with poor memory and executive function in older men. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008; 56:2203–2210. PMID: 19093918
  • Han L. Reflection: Top cited papers in International Psychogeriatrics: 6c. Tracking Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease Using the Mini-Mental State Examination: a meta-analysis (“Mini” Is Not Necessarily Trivial !) Int Psychogeriatrics 2009;21:1037-40. PMID: 19747422
  • Han L, Kim N, Brandt C, Allore A. Antidepressant use and cognitive deficits in older men: addressing confounding by indications using different methods. Ann Epidemiol 2012;22:9-16 [PMID: 22037381]



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