Health Equity in ADRD Research for the Black Community

C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE


Black Americans have an increased risk for age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease (AD) compared to other ethnic and racialized groups. However, risk factors for age-related cognitive decline and AD have been defined based largely on data from white populations. This seminar will explore how a few of these "well-established" risk factors impact Black individuals differently than white individuals. This and other analogous research continue to show the importance of understanding risk factors within the Black population, not in comparison to the white population, as a best practice toward health equity research.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify disparities for risk factors associated with brain health specific to the Black community.

2. Discuss how genetic and neuroimaging risk factors impact brain health and cognition.

3. Identify gaps to address in order to minimize cultural bias in recruitment for clinical trials and cohort studies.

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