Our Path Forward: Addressing the Alzheimer’s Epidemic

A webinar series hosted by Dean Ron Brookmeyer

Join Dr. Ron Brookmeyer, dean and distinguished professor of biostatistics at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, for the inaugural episode of Our Path Forward. The new webinar series, hosted by Dr. Brookmeyer, will feature topical conversations tackling today's most pressing public health challenges.

Addressing the Alzheimer’s Epidemic, the inaugural episode of Our Path Forward, will be held on Tuesday, November 15 at 12:00 p.m. PST via Zoom webinar.

Dr. Brookmeyer will host Dr. Claudia H. Kawas, geriatric neurologist and professor of neurology & behavior and neurology at UC Irvine, and Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, associate professor of epidemiology at UCLA Fielding.


Dr. Ron Brookmeyer
Dr. Brookmeyer — dean and distinguished professor of biostatistics at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health — is an internationally renowned researcher, award-winning teacher, and elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Brookmeyer began his term as dean of the UCLA Fielding School in January 2020, after serving as interim dean since November 2018. In his research, Dr. Brookmeyer uses the tools of statistical, informational, and mathematical sciences to address global public health problems. During a span of more than three decades, he has developed statistical methods to help identify and address major global health challenges of our times, including HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease.


Dr. Claudia H. Kawas
Dr. Kawas is the Al and Trish Nichols Chair in Clinical Neuroscience and professor of neurobiology & behavior and neurology at the University of California, Irvine. She is a geriatric neurologist and researcher in the areas of aging and dementia. Her work is concentrated on the epidemiology of aging and Alzheimer’s disease, the determinants of successful aging and clinical-pathological investigations, clinical trials, and most recently, a longitudinal study in cognitive and functional abilities of the “oldest-old,” meaning individuals who are 90 years of age or older.

Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mayeda
Dr. Mayeda, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, focuses on identifying modifiable determinants of cognitive decline, dementia, and stroke in late life. Her research program has both applied and methodological themes. She focuses on describing and identifying mechanisms contributing to disparities in late-life cognitive and brain health and also leads work addressing methodological challenges in longitudinal studies of stroke, cognitive aging, and dementia risk.


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