Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Alzheimer’s Disease Disparities (CIRAD)
The thematic focus of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Alzheimer’s Disease Disparities (CIRAD) is biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental mechanisms of ADRD disparities, including risk and resilience factors, biomarkers, and caregiving.
We provide sustained mentoring and career development, support for pilot studies, training in health disparities, and interdisciplinary collaboration to investigators from under-represented backgrounds who are pursuing ADRD research, and to support and accelerate research on the biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental mechanisms of ADRD disparities so that they can be narrowed or eliminated.
Announcements and Recent Events
- CIRAD scientist Indira Turney, PhD, invited to give the opening plenary talk at the 2023 Alzheimer’s Imaging Consortium (AIC)! The Plenary Session is titled "Neuroimaging in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders: What Have We Learned?"
- CIRAD scientist Ganga Bey, PhD, has a new publication in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities titled "Biological Age Mediates the Effects of Perceived Neighborhood Problems on Heart Failure Risk Among Black Persons."
- CIRAD scientists Paris "AJ" Adkins-Jackson, PhD, MPH and Ganga Bey, PhD, accepted to the NIH's Butler-Williams scholars program!
- CIRAD Scientist Paris "AJ" Adkins-Jackson, PhD, MPH received a K01 award titled "The role of adverse community-level policing exposure on disparities in Alzheimer's disease related dementias and deleterious multidimensional aging," and has a newly accepted publication in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association!
- CIRAD Scientist Omonigho A Michael Bubu, PhD awarded an R01 grant titled "Using a Health Disparity Research Framework to examine mechanisms linking Obstructive Sleep Apnea with higher Alzheimer’s disease risk in older Blacks/African-Americans!"
- CIRAD Scientist A. Zarina Kraal, PhD was awarded the Dale Schenk Alzheimer's Association Research Roundtable Grant Award in recognition of her exceptional work!
- NIA Funding Opportunities: Learn more here about funding opportunities, announcements, and notices published by the National Institute on Aging at NIH.