I and our interdisciplinary research team conduct comparative longitudinal psychiatric epidemiological studies of Alzheimer's disease. We currently have projects involving random samples of elderly African Americans in Indianapolis, Yoruba Africans in Nigeria, and rural Kenyans of the Vihiga district of Kenya. We continue to analyze data collected in our projects in study sites in China, Jamaica, and Northern Manitoba, Canada (Cree Indians compared to non Indians). Our research focuses upon prevalence and incidence rates, as well as an array of putative risk factors both genetic and environmental. My research focuses upon prevalence and incidence rates, as well as an array of putative risk factors both genetic and environmental.
Risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment, genetic epidemiology, international and U.S. comparative epidemiological studies, biomarker risk factors for vascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease, effects of medications for treatment of chronic diseases and risk for dementia.
Africa, Alzheimer's Disease, Epidemiology, Jamaica, Nigeria, Population Studies, Senile Dementia, USA, Midwest, West Indies