• 1331 Citations
  • 17 h-Index

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Research Interests

Frailty, Sarcopenia & Malnutrition

Health Systems Research

Exercise Physiology

Personal profile

Dr Elsa Dent is an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow (2016 to 2020). Her research focuses on frailty and sarcopenia in older adults. She also has a keen research interest into integrating healthcare systems, including supporting older adults with frailty so that they can receive best care and avoid any unnecessary hospitalisations.


Dr Dent was recently interviewed by MJA Iinsight on the topic of frailty in older adults: https://www.doctorportal.com.au/mjainsight/2017/48/emerging-focus-on-frailty/

In an international collaborative effort during 2018, Dr Dent authored evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for identifying and managing sarcopenia in older adults: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12603-018-1139-9

In 2017, Dr Dent collaborated with several international experts on frailty to write evidence-based clinical practice guideilnes for frailty: https://www.jamda.com/article/S1525-8610(17)30241-4/abstract

Dr Dent is an expert panel member of Qld Health's FRAIL Collaborative: https://clinicalexcellence.qld.gov.au/improvement-exchange/frail-collaborative

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, PhD

Award Date: 1 Jan 2013

Applied Science Human Movement Studies - Exercise Science, Bachelor

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Research Output

  • 1331 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 40 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 6 Letter
  • 1 Editorial

Association of Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution With Hand-Grip Strength Among Adults in Six Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Lin, H., Guo, Y., Ruan, Z., Kowal, P., Di, Q., Zheng, Y., Xiao, J., Hoogendijk, E. O., Dent, E., Vaughn, M. G., Howard, S. W., Cao, Z., Ma, W., Qian, Z. M. & Wu, F., 20 Jan 2020, In : The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences. 75, 2, p. 340-347 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Frailty and Seasonality

    Dent, E., Ambagtsheer, R. C., Beilby, J. & Stewart, S., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Frailty Combined with Loneliness or Social Isolation: An Elevated Risk for Mortality in Later Life

    Hoogendijk, E. O., Smit, A. P., van Dam, C., Schuster, N. A., de Breij, S., Holwerda, T. J., Huisman, M., Dent, E. & Andrew, M. K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)