This webinar will explore how few “well-established” risk factors impact Black individuals differently than white individuals. This and other analogous research continue to show the importance of understanding risk factors within the Black population, not in comparison to the white population, as a best practice toward health equity research.
Kacie Deters, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology at UCLA. Her research focuses on ethnic and racial disparities in predictors for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in older adults, primarily from the Black community. Her goal is to understand the intersection and contributions of genetics and social/environmental factors to cognitive decline and AD. Her research program will utilize a number of techniques including genetic, neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessments, social and environmental factors, and fluid based biomarkers.
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