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Elizabeth Rose Mayeda

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology


DepartmentsType of Faculty
EpidemiologyFull Time
Contact Information

UCLA Pub Hlth - Epidemiology
BOX 951772, 46-070B CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

Areas of Interest: 
  • Aging
  • Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
  • Stroke
  • Social determinants of health
  • Health equity
  • Lifecourse epidemiology
  • Epidemiologic methods

Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Mayeda's research focuses on how to prevent or delay cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, stroke, and other health outcomes in older adults. Her research is particularly focused on identifying the lifecourse mechanisms of racial, ethnic, and other social inequalities in healthy aging. To address these research questions rigorously, Dr. Mayeda’s work emphasizes methods to strengthen causal inference in observational research, especially tools to quantify and remediate selection bias arising from selective sampling, attrition, or survival. She serves on the leadership committees of the Methods in Longitudinal Research on Dementia (MELODEM) Initiative, an international initiative of dementia researchers from diverse disciplines to harmonize analytic approaches in dementia research, and the Advanced Psychometrics Methods in Cognitive Aging Conference, a conference series that aims to promote use of state-of-the-art psychometric and related analytic methods in cognitive aging research.

Dr. Mayeda is recognized as an emerging leader in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research and epidemiology: in 2019, she served as a member of the Health Disparities Session of the National Institutes of Health Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias Summit and gave a National Institutes of Health Rising Star Invited Lecture, and in 2020, she received the Society for Epidemiologic Research Brian MacMahon Early Career Award.

Dr. Mayeda received her BA in Integrative Biology and Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, her MPH in Epidemiology from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and her PhD in Epidemiology and Translational Science from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA in 2018, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF.

Postdoctoral, University of California, San Francisco
PhD, University of California, San Francisco
MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
BA, University of California, Berkeley
Selected Publications: 

Mobley, TM, Shaw, C, Hayes-Larson, E, et al. Neighborhood disadvantage and dementia incidence in a cohort of Asian American and non-Latino White older adults in Northern California. Alzheimer's & Dementia. Epub ahead of print 2022 April 6; 1-11. doi:

Hayes-Larson E, Mobley TM, Mungas D, Seamans MJ, Glymour MM, Gilsanz P, DeCarli C, Whitmer RA, Mayeda ER. Accounting for lack of representation in dementia research: Generalizing KHANDLE study findings on the prevalence of cognitive impairment to the California older population. Alzheimer's & Dementia. Epub ahead of print 2022 Feb 1;1-9. doi:

Hayes-Larson E, Mobley TM, Gilmore-Bykovskyi A, Shaw C, Karlamangla A, Manly JJ, Mayeda ER. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Health-Related Quality of Life in Persons With and Without Dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Mar 16;69(3):629-636. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16908.

Shaw C, Hayes-Larson E, Glymour MM, Dufouil C, Hohman TJ, Whitmer RA, Kobayashi LC, Brookmeyer R, Mayeda ER. Evaluation of Selective Survival and Sex/Gender Differences in Dementia Incidence Using a Simulation Model. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Mar 1;4(3):e211001.

Mayeda ER, Mobley TM, Weiss RE, Murchland AR, Berkman LF, Sabbath EL. Association of work-family experience with mid- and late-life memory decline in US women. Neurology. 2020 Dec 8;95(23):e3072-e3080.

Hayes-Larson E, Ackley SF, Zimmerman SC, et al. The competing risk of death and selective survival cannot fully explain the inverse cancer-dementia association. Alzheimer's & Dementia. 2020 Dec 8;16(12):1696-1703.

Mayeda ER, Banack HR, Bibbins-Domingo K, Al Hazzouri AZ, Marden JR, Whitmer RA, Glymour MM. Can survival bias explain the age attenuation of racial inequalities in stroke incidence?: a simulation study. Epidemiology. 2018 Jul 1;29(4):525-32.

Mayeda ER, Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ, Power MC, Weuve J, Jacqmin-Gadda H, Marden JR, Vittinghoff E, Keiding N, Glymour MM. A simulation platform for quantifying survival bias: an application to research on determinants of cognitive decline. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2016 Aug 31;184(5):378-87.

Mayeda ER, Glymour MM, Quesenberry CP, Whitmer RA. Inequalities in dementia incidence between six racial and ethnic groups over 14 years. Alzheimer's & Dementia. 2016 Mar 1;12(3):216-24.