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Dr. Rosaly Correo-de-Araujo
Title: Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director, DGCG
Office(s): Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG)
Phone Number: 301-496-6762
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Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, MD, MSc, PhD, , is a Senior Scientific Advisor at the National Institute on Aging's Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology, and is a cardiovascular pathologist trained at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Correa-de-Araujo has extensive experience in aging-related research and policy issues, including disabilities, multimorbidity, medication management, ethnogeriatrics, evidence-based clinical practice, and older women's health. She is currently responsible for the AgingResearchBiobank scientific and business operations.  She has interest in myosteatosis in the context of skeletal muscle function deficit and has served as scientific officer in grants involving sarcopenia and prevention of falls-related injuries (STRIDE). She has served in diverse positions in several components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the Office of the Secretary where she led a major Secretarial and Presidential international initiative on health diplomacy, forming partnerships with foreign governments and establishing a Healthcare Training Center in Panama City to train health care professionals in the Central American region; she has also served as the Secretary's Delegate to the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission. She was the Deputy Director for the former Office on Disability in the Office of the Secretary, where she lead one of the components of the Affordable Care Act (Section 4302) related to elimination of health disparities through improvement in data collection – as well as participated in the implementation of additional sections of the Affordable Care Act including those of particular relevance to older adults and people with disabilities. As former Director of Women's Health and Gender-based Research for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), she received AHRQ Director's Award of Excellence for revitalizing the women's health program and introducing gender-based medicine concept to women's health and health services research. She is an active member of the American Geriatrics Society, having served in multiple committees including in the Expert Panel on Multimorbidity in Older Adults.

She obtained her medical degree from the Federal University of Bahia School of Medicine, Brazil; her Master's Degree in Human Pathology and her PhD in Morphology and Cell Biology from the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine (Ribeirao Preto), Brazil; and, a special training on Evidence-Based Clinical Practice from McMaster University, Canada. Dr. Correa-de-Araujo has numerous scientific publications including chapters in medical books on various topics. She has many years of academic involvement as Adjunct Associate Professor, George Washington University's School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Clinical Assistant Professor (Geriatrics Pharmacotherapy), University of Maryland's School of Pharmacy Experiential Learning Program; Assistant Professor, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine (Ribeirao Preto), Brazil; and Chairman and Associate Professor of the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Federal University of Uberaba School of Medicine of Triangulo Mineiro, Brazil.

Research Interests/Portfolio

Main focus areas include:

  • Skeletal muscle functional deficits
  • Falls Prevention
  • Biorepositories and Sample Management
  • Policy development