Research in African American Alzheimer Disease Initiative

Research in African American Alzheimer Disease Initiative

African-Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than non-Hispanic whites, yet historically have a lower participation rate in research studies. The HIHG is committed to addressing these health disparities through research and education including outreach throughout the South Florida African-American community stressing the importance of having diverse groups participate in research.

While previous large-scale genetic studies have made a great impact on Alzheimer’s disease research, these studies have mainly focused on non-Hispanic white populations. There is still a critical need to study diverse populations as this will translate to better diagnoses and eventual treatments for a broader community.

Contact Us

Aja Monique Scott, M.S.
Alzheimer’s Clinical Research Coordinator
(305) 243-1308

NIH Grants

Replication and Extension of ADSP Discoveries in African-Americans, AG052410

Significant Collaborations

Dr. Goldie Byrd: North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University

Dr. Jonathan Haines: Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Richard Mayeux: Columbia University

Other Media

Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer’s, by Dan Gasby