Center on Aging and Health Disparities (CAHD)

  • Jose Luchsinger, MD

    Director, Center on Aging and Health Disparities

The Center on Aging and Health Disparities (CAHD) conducts epidemiological, translational, and intervention research in various areas of aging and Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (ADRD). These areas include research in risk factors and prevention of ADRD and cognitive impairment including observational studies and clinical trials, research in the health of caregivers of persons with ADRD including observational studies and clinical trials, aging and brain outcomes of diabetes and related metabolic conditions including human and animals studies, detection of cognitive impairment in primary care and community settings, and health disparities in aging and ADRD.  The CAHD’s research program is currently supported by research grants from NIA (R01AG058571, R01AG058969, R01AG050440, AG051556, AG055299, AG057898), NINR (R01NR014430), and NIDDK (U01DK04804, U01DK098246). The CAHD also includes a mentoring program supported by grants from NIA (K24AG045334, P30AG05903).

Team Members:

  • Yefrenia Henriquez Taveras
  • Greysi Sherwood
  • Dante Tipiani
  • Fernando Ceballos
  • Charleny Escalante
  • Rodolfo Arevalo
  • Lenfis Valdez
  • Luisa Soto
  • Michelle Pardo
  • Gabriella Hernandez