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Oleg Zaslavsky PhD

Assistant Professor

I was recently appointed as an Assistant Professor at the department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics in the UW. I came to the UW from the University of Haifa in Israel where I worked as a junior lecturer for last three years. As Fulbright scholarship recipient I obtained my PhD with concentration in Statistics from the University of Washington School of Nursing where I started my work on frailty and healthy aging. I was also awarded with 2012 The American Association College of Nursing Excellence in Advancing Nursing Science Award for outstanding dissertation project. Nowadays I focused primarily on prevention and improving clinical outcomes in older persons with frailty. More specifically, my primary research goals are directed toward identifying factors that are associated with transitions between levels of health in positive-normative-frail aging continuum. As a junior faculty at the University of Haifa and as a graduate student at the University of Washington I have been working with longitudinal data including Women’s Health Initiative and Adults Changes in Thoughts cohorts to investigate positive and frail aging phenomena using advanced statistical methodology. My future research plans are aimed at identifying a set of physiological markers that relate to a good quality of life, functioning and prolonged life expectancy into the late adulthood in physically frail older adults.

Department

Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics

Education

  • MHA, University of Tel Aviv
  • PhD, University of Washington,

What classes do you teach?

Methodological Perspectives in Nursing Inquiry (NMETH 580)

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

I am new faculty at the UW School of Nursing and it is exciting to become a part of engaging stimulating and empowering environment.

Keywords

  • older adults
  • frailty
  • healthy aging
  • aging well
  • body composition
  • physiological measures

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Lifespan Health

Research Centers

Publications

  • Zaslavsky O., LaCroix A., Hale L., Tindle H., Shochat T. Longitudinal changes in insomnia status and incidence of physical, emotional, or mixed impairment in postmenopausal women participating in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. Sleep Medicine 2015; 16(3):364-71. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2014.11.008
  • Zaslavsky O., Rillamas-Sun E., LaCroix A., Zisberg A., Shadmi E., Woods N.F., Cochrane B., Edwards B. J., Kritchevsky S., Stefanick M., Tinker L., Vitolins M., Wactawski-Wende J., Zelber-Sagi S. The association of anthropometric measures with long-term survival among frail older women: observations from the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI OS). Journal of American Geriatric Society (in press)
  • Zaslavsky O., Woods N.F., LaCroix A., Jane A. Cauley., Karen C. Johnson., Cochrane B., Zelber-Sagi S. Identification of Risk Factors for Mortality and Low-Quality-of-Life Survival in Frail Older Women Participating in Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study. Journal of American Geriatric Society (in press)
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