Major study explores how education shapes risk of dementia
The University of Minnesota is playing a key role in an upcoming study of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (ADRD) that will re-contact more than 14,000 Americans from the high school class of 1972 to study how education affects ADRD risk and racial/ethnic differences in that risk. The $50.3 million grant brings together experts from eight universities, including sociologist John Robert Warren from the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation.
Yeonjung Jane Lee
Dr. Yeonjung Jane Lee is one of our new LCC Affiliate Members. Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Work at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Dr. Lee’s research interests include gerontology, productive aging, and health equity and disparities among vulnerable populations.
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The authors gratefully acknowledge support from the University of Minnesota Life Course Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging (P30AG066613), funded through a grant from the National Institute on Aging.