Educational Workshop: Health Disparities in Alzheimer’s Research – Methodological Considerations

Friday, July 12, 2019
1 – 5 p.m.
Los Angeles, USA


The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has taken special efforts to support research endeavors that explore health disparities related to aging. The NIA Health Disparities Research Framework is used to assess progress and opportunities toward stimulating multi-level aging research, at environmental, sociocultural, behavioral and biological levels of analysis. The goal of this educational workshop is to examine disparities in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with special emphasis on study design and methodological considerations when linking multi-level factors to AD disparities. The presentations will focus on Alzheimer biomarkers evaluation and the use of various life course perspectives.

Organizing Committee

  • Time
  • Topics

1 p.m.

Opening Remarks

1:30 p.m.

Topic 1: State of the Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker in Health Disparities
Sterling C. Johnson, Ph.D.; University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

2:20 p.m.

Topic 2: Study Design Methods for Assessing Modifiable Factors in the Evaluation of the Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarkers
30-minute presentation followed by a 20-minute discussion

3:10 p.m.


3:25 p.m.

Topic 3: Emerging Directions for Improving Health Disparities Research in Alzheimer’s Disease
Dan M. Mungas, Ph.D.; University of California at Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

4:15 p.m.



Educational workshops come with separate registration fees in addition to AAIC full conference registration. Workshops can also be purchased as stand-alone events. Registration for this workshop opened in February.

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