In Honor of Reverend Dr. James Brown: From Neurons to Nations: The Road to Health Equity in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease
In Honor of Reverend Dr. James Brown
Dr. Luis D. Medina is a bilingual and bicultural, licensed clinical psychologist and cultural neuropsychologist. He received his B.A. in psychology from Yale University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology / neuropsychology from the San Diego State University/University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Medina completed his clinical predoctoral internship at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center (geropsychology track) followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in adult clinical neuropsychology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. As a member of the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Disease Center at the University of Colorado, he carried out postdoctoral research in cognitive aging and neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Medina 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). He is also the director of the NIH-funded Engaging Communities of Hispanics/Latinos for Aging Research (ECHAR) Network, a multi-site collaborative effort to address the limited diversity in aging research samples. In addition to research related to inclusion science, his research examines the cultural neuroscience of cognitive aging, particularly in the context of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD), as well as the clinical assessment and diagnosis of ADRD in underrepresented populations.
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