Join UCLA Fielding for the first episode of a new webinar series hosted by Dr. Ron Brookmeyer, dean and distinguished professor of biostatistics at UCLA Fielding. Our Path Forward will feature topical conversations tackling today's most pressing public health challenges.
For "Addressing the Alzheimer’s Epidemic," Dr. Brookmeyer will host Dr. Claudia H. Kawas, neurologist and professor of neurology at UC Irvine, and Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, associate professor of epidemiology at UCLA Fielding.
Dr. Claudia H. Kawas
Dr. Kawas is the Al and Trish Nichols Chair in Clinical Neuroscience and professor of neurobiology & behavior and neurology at the University of California, Irvine. She is a geriatric neurologist and researcher in the areas of aging and dementia. Her work is concentrated on the epidemiology of aging and Alzheimer's disease the determinants of successful aging and clinical-pathological investigations, clinical trials, and most recently, a longitudinal study in cognitive and functional abilities of the oldest.
Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mayeda
Dr. Mayeda's research focuses on identifying modifiable determinants of cognitive decline, dementia, and stroke in late life. Her research program has both applied and methodological themes. She focuses on describing and identifying mechanisms contributing to disparities in late-life cognitive and brain health and also leads work addressing methodological challenges in longitudinal studies of stroke, cognitive aging, and dementia risk.