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Jennifer Kirk

Gerontology

Area of Doctoral Study: Gerontology
Undergraduate Institute: University of Central Oklahoma
Research Advisor: Denise Orwig, Ph.D. and Alan Rathbun, Ph.D.

Description of Research

I am currently assisting with the STEP-HI randomized controlled trial, which aims to improve women’s functional outcomes after a hip fracture. The study focuses on an extended care program and includes the addition of testosterone gel and a supervised exercise program.  My specific research focuses on identifying barriers to pharmaceutical treatment with bone-active medications (prescription and over the counter) for osteoporosis in those over the age of 65 in the United States.