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Alexandra M. Hajduk, PhD, MPH

Research Scientist (Geriatrics); Associate Director, Training Program in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology & Aging-related Research; Deputy Director of Scientific Affairs, Office of Student Research

Contact Information

Alexandra M. Hajduk, PhD, MPH

Office Location

  • E.S. Harkness Memorial Hall, Building A
    367 Cedar Street, Fl 3rd, Rm 308
    New Haven, CT 06510

Research Summary

Dr. Hajduk is an epidemiologist and research methodologist whose research focus lies at the intersection of geriatric impairments and cardiovascular disease. She studies functional outcomes among older adults with heart disease and examines the influence of comorbidity burden on treatment decisions and outcomes in this population. Dr. Hajduk also serves as Deputy Director of Scientific Affairs in the Office of Student Research and Associate Director of the NIA-funded Postdoctoral Training Program in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology & Aging-related Research at Yale.

Extensive Research Description

Current projects include:

  • evaluating type 2 acute myocardial infarction in older adults as a candidate geriatric syndrome
  • identifying post-discharge characteristics associated with optimal patient-centered outcomes among older adult survivors of acute myocardial infarction
  • evaluating functional and cognitive sequelae of COVID-19 among older adults
  • investigating drivers of physician-scientist professional identity formation among U.S. medical students


Research Interests

Cognition; Myocardial Infarction; Geriatric Assessment; Physical Functional Performance

Selected Publications

Clinical Trials