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Whitmer Lab

Leveraging population science and epidemiology to inform brain health and lower risk of cognitive impairment and dementia

Professor Rachel Whitmer

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Professor Rachel Whitmer is an epidemiologist with a passion for identifying modifiable risk factors for brain health and dementia in diverse populations which have previously been underrepresented in population-based research. She is a professor in the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences and Chief of the Division of Epidemiology.

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US POINTER Study comes to UC Davis with Whitmer Lab

August 23, 2019

The Alzheimer’s Association gave $6 million to the University of California, Davis, to fund its participation in a landmark study that will look at whether older adults can ward off deterioration in their memory and thinking by adopting particular lifestyle changes, the university announced Thursday.