Megan Zuelsdorff, PhD, was a recent guest on the Long Live the Brains podcast, where she discussed her recent publication "Stressful Life Events and Racial Disparities in Cognition Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults" with hosts Dr. Philip Tipton and Kandice Jacobs Robinson. Dr. Zuelsdorff is an Alzheimer’s disease researcher who studies racial health disparities and dementia risk factors based on community and socioeconomic status.
Dr. Zuelsdorff shared findings from her research about the impact long-term stress and other risk factors have on individual cognitive health in the African American community. Dr. Zuelsdorff also discussed the implicit racial bias in Alzheimer’s disease research, as well as ways to combat these biases on both personal and clinical levels.
“Current Research on The Impact of Racism on African American Brain Health” was released on July 15, 2020. You can listen to the episode at the Long Live the Brains website, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
Story by Bashir Aden