Department of Epidemiology, UCLA
Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Mayeda’s research focuses on how to prevent or delay cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, stroke, and other health outcomes in older adults. She is especially interested in social inequalities in healthy aging. Much of her current work focuses on identifying the origins of racial/ethnic and geographic inequalities in aging. Dr. Mayeda is the principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence Award to examine the influence of elevated blood pressure throughout adulthood on dementia incidence and the extent to which exposure to elevated blood pressure contributes to racial/ethnic inequalities in dementia using the KHANDLE study, and is a co-investigator on the KHANDLE and STAR study.