Scientific Directions for the Exploration of Racial Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease


Although the U.S. population is increasingly diverse, virtually all research studies into the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are conducted with non-Hispanic white volunteers. We will convene expert panels to develop the scientific rationale for the study of possible racial differences in the risk, expression and causes of Alzheimer’s disease, and a road map to do so. To begin, we will explore the differences between non-Hispanic whites and African Americans, the largest under-represented group in the United States.

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Biomarkers/Diagnostics/Studies of Risk & Resilience, Foundational


Krista L. Moulder, Ph.D.

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