University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Jane Mahoney, MD

PROFESSOR

GERIATRICS Faculty

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610 WALNUT ST
MADISON, WI 53726-2336

(608) 262-5077

Education

•    University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine – MD
•    University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics – Residency in Internal Medicine
•    William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin – Fellowship in Geriatrics

Professional Activities

Dr. Jane Mahoney is a faculty member of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology within the Department of Medicine, and an affiliate faculty member of the UW–Madison Institute on Aging. She is the director of the Community-Academic Aging Resource Network (CAARN); the director of the Dissemination and Implementation Launchpad and the associate director for implementation science at the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research; and the associate director for dissemination and implementation science at the University of Wisconsin Prevention Research Center. In 2017, Dr. Mahoney and collaborators received a University of Wisconsin Community-University Partnership Award for their work to facilitate research partnerships to improve the health of Wisconsin’s older adults.

Research Interests

View Dr. Jane Mahoney’s publications on NCBI My Bibliography

Dr. Mahoney is nationally recognized for her pioneering research in novel interventions to reduce the incidence of falls in community-dwelling elderly. She is an expert on dissemination and implementation of evidence-based prevention programs to community settings; for example, the ‘Stepping On’ falls prevention program is now in use throughout Wisconsin and 21 states. She has conducted epidemiologic studies, randomized controlled trials, and dissemination research studies, and has published on the relationship between falls and impaired cognition, the effect of hospitalization on falls, multifactorial interventions to reduce falls, and changes in mobility and function during and after hospitalization.  Dr. Mahoney's research has been supported by peer-reviewed grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.