CHAI Speaker Series

Luis D. Medina, PhD: From Neurons to Nations: The Road to Health Equity in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Luis D. Medina, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston, where he directs the Collaborative on Aging Research and Multicultural Assessment (CARMA).

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 11:00AM-12:30PM CT

Panel: “Challenges and Opportunities to Build the Nursing Home Workforce: Reflections on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report Recommendations”

The Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation, in partnership with the Life Course Center, presented an interactive webinar featuring a panel on the topic of the long-term care workforce. This interactive event featured five panelists of diverse professional backgrounds who shared their experiences and reacted to recommendations from the upcoming National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report on the long-term care workforce.

Date: April 20, 2022, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM CST

Zoom Recording

Presentation Slides

Beth Prusaczyk, PhD, MSW, “Communicating Beyond the Academy: The Role of Social Media for Researchers”

Dr. Prusaczyk is an Instructor at the Institute for Informatics and in General Medical Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Date: Monday, January 24th, 2022, 2:00-3:30PM CST

Zoom Recording

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Jennifer Manly, PhD, “Structural Determinants of Disparities in Later Life Cognitive Function and Dementia”

Jennifer Manly, PhD is a Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology at the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research in Aging and Alzheimer’s disease at Columbia University.

Date: Monday, November 15th, 2021, 12:15-1:15PM CT

Zoom Recording

Co-Sponsored by the Minnesota Population Center

Roland Thorpe, Ph.D., “Health Equity and Aging: The Past, Present, and Future”

Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, the Founding Director of the Program for Research on Men’s Health in the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, and Deputy Director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Date: May 3, 2021, 12:00 PM CST

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