Cognitive and Emotional Health: The Healthy Brain
The Division of Neuroscience, NIA cosponsored this advisory meeting with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and National Institute of Mental Health. Participants were principal investigators from large longitudinal or epidemiological studies that examined factors for adult cognitive and emotional health. This meeting included presentations on the following:
- Biomedical and psychosocial predictors of cognitive health—Dr. Anthony Jorm
- Biomedical and psychosocial predictors of emotional health—Dr. Laura Kubzansky
- Methodological issues relevant to large longitudinal and epidemiological studies—Dr. Burton Singer
The participants were organized into groups for substantive discussions about the status of existing knowledge, the potential value of secondary data analyses of existing data, whether there is a need for further instrument development to facilitate future studies, and potential designs of large studies that might be undertaken in the future. The participants also made recommendations.
Dr. Molly V. Wagster