Jane Saczynski, PhD

Professor, Associate Chair of Research

Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Office: 140 The Fenway, Room R215

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 617-373-5212

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Jane Saczynski is an Epidemiologist and Professor of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences. Prior to coming to Northeastern she was an Associate Professor of Medicine and Quantitative Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Saczynski received her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University and did two post-doctoral training fellowships in Epidemiology. The first was in Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the second in Neuro-Epidemiology at the National Institute on Aging. Her research focus is cognitive function, dementia and delirium, with a focus in how cognitive status impacts chronic disease management. She has funding for this work form the National Institute on Aging, the Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the National Science Foundation.


National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Fellow, Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD 2007
National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychiatric Epidemiology, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 2003
PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, PA 2001
National Institute of Mental Health Predoctoral Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University, PA 2001
MS, The Pennsylvania State University, PA 1999
BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 1997

Research Interests:

Cognitive Function
Cognitive Status Impacts Disease Management

Selected Honors and Awards:

Excellence in Teaching Award, Northeastern University, School of Pharmacy, 2018
Top Editorial Board Reviewer, Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 2014 & 2015
Outstanding Junior Research Manuscript Award, American Geriatrics Society, 2013
Junior Investigator Research Award, HMO-Research Network, 2008
Nathan Shock Postdoctoral Award, National Institute on Aging, 2007

Selected Publications:

Mailhot T, Saczynski JS, Malyuta Y, Inouye SK, Darling C. An emergency department delirium screening and management initiative: The development and refinement of the SCREENED-ED Intervention. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 2021; 47:13-17. PMID: 34846261.

Forrester SN, McManus DD, Saczynski JS, Pierre-Louis IC*, Bamgbade BA, Kiefe CI. A cross-sectional analysis of racial differences in accelerated aging and cognitive functio9n among patients with atrial fibrillation: The SAGE-AF Study. EClinicalMedicine. 2021 PMID: 34386761 3.

Mehawej J*, Saczynski JS, Gagnier M, Bamgbade BA, Trymbulak K, Saleeba C, Kiefe CI, Goldberg RJ, McManus DD. Factors associated with patient engagement in shared decision-making for stroke prevention among older adults with atrial fibrillation. Canadian Geriatrics Journal. 2021. (online ahead of print) PMID: 34484500 4.

Mehawej J*, Saczynski JS, Kiefe CI, Abu HO, Tisminetzky M, Wang W, Bamgbade BA, Ding E, Lessard D, Otabil EM, Godlberg RJ, McManus DD. Association between risk of obstructive sleep apnea and cognitive performance, frailty and quality of life among older adults with atrial fibrillat