Jane Saczynski, PhD


Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
Contact Information

Meyers Primary Care Institute
630 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605


Phone: 508-856-3085
Fax: 508-856-5024
Email: Jane.Saczynski@umassmed.edu


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1997        BA                   University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1999        MS                   The Pennsylvania State University, PA

2001        PhD                  The Pennsylvania State University, PA

2003        Post Doctoral    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of PublicHealth
Baltimore, MD

2007        Post Doctoral    National Institute on Aging; Laboratory of Epidemiology,
Demography and Biometry, Bethesda, MD


Dr. Saczynski's papers on Pubmed

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Jane Saczynski is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is a neuroepidemiologist with research interests in cardiovascular disease and the risk for cognitive decline and dementia in middle aged and older adults. Within large-scale epidemiologic studies she has looked at how cardiovascular diseases, such as diabetes and dyslipidemia, are related to cognitive impairment, brain changes and dementia. Her current work is examining the role of cognitive impairment in the performance of self-care activities in patients with chronic diseases such as congestive heart failure.


Dementia, cognition, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s Disease, epidemiology, cardiovascular disease

Selected Publications

Saczynski JS, Spencer FA, Gore JM, Gurwitz JH, Yarzebski J, Lessard D, Goldberg RJ, PhD. Twenty-year trends in the incidence rates of stroke complicating acute myocardial infarction: The Worcester Heart Attack Study. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2008;168:2104-2110.


Saczynski JS, Jonsdottir M, Garcia ME, Jonsson PV, Peila R, Kjartansson O, Eiriksdottir G, Olafsdottir E, Gudnason V, Harris T, Launer LJ. Cognitive impairment: An increasingly important complication of type 2 diabetes. The Age Gene Environment Susceptibility Reykjavik Study (AGES- Reykjavik). American Journal of Epidemiology. 2008;168:1132-1139.


Saczynski JS, Sigurdsson S, Jonsdottir MK, Eiriksdottir G, Jonsson PV, Garcia ME, Kjartansson O, Lopez O, van Buchem MA, Gudnason V, Launer LJ. Cerebral infarcts and cognitive performance: Importance of location and number of infarcts. The Age, Gene/Environment Susceptibility – Reykjavik Study. Stroke. 2009;40:677-682.


Saczynski JS, Darling CE, Spencer FA, Lessard D, Gore JM, Goldberg RJ. Clinical Features, Treatment Practices, and Outcomes of Older Patients Hospitalized with Decompensated Heart Failure. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (In Press).

5.Saczynski J, Gurwitz J, Goldberg R, Magid D, Smith D, Sung SH, Go A. PS2-34: Patterns of Complex Comorbidity in Older Patients with Heart Failure. Clin Med Res. 2011 Nov;9(3-4):151. PubMed PMID: 22090547.

"Research equals Hope."



Mailing Address
Meyers Primary Care Institute
630 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

425 North Lake Ave
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-791-7392
Fax: 508-595-2200