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James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Neurology
Director, Comprehensive Center for Brain Health

Photograph by Tom Salyer

The U.S. population is getting older and becoming more diverse. With regard to brain health, we need to understand the differences in risks and protective factors between men and women, Whites and Blacks, Hispanics and non-Hispanics, and indigenous populations. We also need to look at lifestyles. For instance, living in an urban or rural community might affect how Alzheimer’s disease progresses. A multicultural research approach will help us gain a better understanding of the root causes of the disease.”

— Richard Westlund

FALL 2021