USC Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (USC AD/ADRD RCMAR)

USC Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (USC AD/ADRD RCMAR) was established through funding from the National Institutes of Health and aims to increase the number, diversity and academic success of junior faculty focusing their research on the health and economic wellbeing of minority elderly populations. It is part of a network of NIH-funded Alzheimer’s disease-focused Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR).

Program Leadership

  • Professor, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
    Co-Director, Aging and Cognition Program, USC Schaeffer Center
    Co-Director, CeASES ADRD and AD-RCMAR

  • Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
    Assistant Professor, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
    2014-2015 RCMAR Scientist, USC Schaeffer Center

  • Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
    Associate Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy

  • Senior Program Administrator, Research Training Program, USC Schaeffer Center

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About USC Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (USC AD/ADRD RCMAR)

USC AD/ADRD RCMAR provides infrastructure and resources to support the academic success of underrepresented minority researchers and to increase the number and diversity of researchers in aging.
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Applying to be a USC AD/ADRD RCMAR Scientist

Since 2012, the Schaeffer Center has received $6.1 million in funding from the NIH to fund pilot projects by junior scholars focused on addressing disparities. This year we are seeking junior scientists concentrating on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in minority populations.
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Featured Research

Data & Reports

Data

A comprehensive list of relevant data resources for researchers in ADRD.
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CeASES-ADRD Report Database

Major reports and other resources for social science researchers of ADRD.
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Events

Third Annual Science of Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) for Social Scientists Program

The Science of AD/ADRD for Social Scientists Program is a unique two-day series of lectures featuring nationally recognized interdisciplinary experts in the ADRD field.
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Webinars and Workshops

Webinars and workshops for social science researchers of ADRD.
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2023/2024 USC AD/ADRD RCMAR Scientists

  • 2023 – 2024 USC AD/ADRD RCMAR Scientist, USC Schaeffer Center
    Co-Director, ATRIL
    Co-Director, Center for Equitable Economy and Sustainable Society
    Assistant Professor, Economics Department, Howard University

  • 2023 – 2024 USC AD/ADRD RCMAR Scientist, USC Schaeffer Center
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center

  • 2022-2024 RCMAR Scientist, USC Schaeffer
    Associate Professor of Economics, Spelman College

USC AD/ADRD RCMAR Distinguished Visiting Fellow

  • 2024 USC AD/ADRD RCMAR Visiting Fellow
    Associate Professor of Economics, Cal State Fullerton