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Webinar: Addressing the Disparities in Dementia Risk, Early Detection and Care in U.S. Latino Populations

The Division of Neuroscience's Minority Health and Health Disparities in Neuroscience Webinar Series presents Addressing the Disparities in Dementia Risk, Early Detection and Care in U.S. Latino Populations: Insights from the US Consortium of Aging, Dementia & Latino Studies (CADLAS).

Date and Time

Nov. 28, 2023 from 1:00-2:15 p.m., ET

Webinar Recording



Photo of Yakeel Quiroz

Yakeel T. Quiroz, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Photo of David Marquez

David X. Marquez, Ph.D., University of Illinois Chicago


Photo of Jorge Llibre Guerra

Jorge Llibre-Guerra, M.D., M.Sc., Washington University

Photo of Katya Rascovsky

Katya Rascovsky, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Photo of Miriam Rodriguez

Miriam J. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Indiana University

Photo of Jaime Perales Puchalt

Jaime Perales Puchalt, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Kansas

Photo of Elena Portacolone

Elena Portacolone, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., University of California, San Francisco

Photo of Christian Salazar

Christian Salazar, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of California, Irvine

Webinar Description

Latinos have increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, limited access to quality care, and are severely underrepresented in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia research and clinical trials. In this webinar, members of the U.S. Consortium of Aging, Dementia & Latino Studies (CADLAS) will discuss recent developments, current challenges, and opportunities, as well as future directions in the four research areas that are the focus of its Special Interest Groups (SIG):

  • Genomics and Biomarkers
  • Cognition and Assessment
  • Recruitment and Clinical Trials
  • Dementia Care and Psychosocial Interventions

The main goal of CADLAS is to promote collaborations among investigators working on aging, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in U.S. Latino/Hispanic populations to accelerate research and the discovery of biomarkers, new diagnostics, prevention and treatment. The Consortium is unprecedented in that it includes investigators with diverse research interests and expertise in basic, clinical, translational and public health sciences from various regions throughout the United States. The Consortium members have ongoing research studies that enroll individuals from ethnic and culturally diverse communities including older Latino adults of Mexican, Central and South American backgrounds, as well as of the Caribbean islands. Members also have active working relationships with community-based organizations that result in powerful alliances to help the Consortium to carry out new research projects and recruit older Latino adults into their studies.


Please register in advance for this event.

Contact Information

Please contact Damali Martin for questions about the webinar.
MHHD Webinar Committee Members:

  • Dallas Anderson, Division of Neuroscience
  • Damali Martin, Division of Neuroscience
  • Camille Pottinger, Division of Neuroscience
  • Tayona Pearson, Division of Neuroscience
  • Richard Kwok, Division of Neuroscience
  • Maryam Ghaleh, Division of Neuroscience

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the meeting organizer listed under Contact Information. Please make your request no later than 1 week before the event.

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