This webinar will provide insight to better understand the racial and ethnic differences in the risk of developing dementia. Dr. Manly will also highlight findings from several of her collaborative research projects in this area.
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About the presenter:
Jennifer Manly, Ph. D., is a neuropsychologist and Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology at the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease at Columbia University. There she studies Alzheimer’s disease among racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse populations. Her research has demonstrated that childhood educational experiences, such as quality of schooling, location and setting of school, reading level, and academic achievement, are strong predictors of cognitive decline risk across groups, and that disparities in dementia prevalence between racial groups can be explained by educational disparities. More recently she has been investigating the role of social and structural mechanisms for inequalities in age-related cognitive decline and finding that these too play a role in explaining the patterns that exist in available data.
Meeting ID: 929 0956 9303