The $2.7 million award funds scholars pursuing research in health disparities in aging with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease.
Certain antihypertensive medications may prevent the onset of the disease, but only among black and white women and white men.
Professor Sir Angus Deaton will provide an update on his groundbreaking research published last year.
Changes in SNAP benefit levels were associated with changes in inpatient Medicaid usage and cost patterns.
States that expanded Medicaid saw a 40 percent increase in prescription fills for common diabetes drugs in 2014-2015 according to the study in Health Affairs.
The researchers find Medicaid eligibility expansions are linked to increases in prescription fills for diabetes drugs.