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Epi Seminar: Black-white differences in dementia risk in the US - How epidemiologic methods matter for righting the disparities
WhenTuesday, Jun 2, 2020, 3:30 – 4:50 p.m.
WhereZoom Webinar
Event typesLectures/Seminars

Jennifer Weuve, MPH, ScD
Boston University, School of Public Health

This event will be held online via Zoom. The seminar will begin at 3:30 PM and you can register via the following link:…

US-based studies have reported that older black adults perform worse than older white adults on cognitive tests and have a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease dementia (AD). It is unclear whether these findings also reflect differences in cognitive decline. Drawing on her own research in the Chicago Health and Aging Project and on other studies, Dr. Weuve explain will argue that research on racial disparities and inequities in dementia—its design, analysis, and interpretation—must attend to the mechanisms of participation and of underlying causal structures.

Dr. Jennifer Weuve, associate professor of epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health, seeks to identify causes of dementia, particularly environmental and social causes. She is the PI or co-investigator of several epidemiologic investigations of dementia, in addition to a grant supporting the activities of the international initiative, Methods in Longitudinal Dementia Research (MELODEM). Dr. Weuve also co-founded the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Society of Epidemiologic Research.…
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