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Modeling Cognitive Aging in Context

Modeling Cognitive Aging in Context

The webinar will disseminate interdisciplinary work resulting from the first annual Summer Data Immersion program hosted by the Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease (MCCFAD) in June 2019. Together, the five studies provide a rigorous examination of lifespan contextual factors that shape adult cognitive development, with a particular emphasis on racial/ethnic disparities in cognitive aging. Context is defined broadly in terms of geographic residence, socioeconomic conditions, social network characteristics, and the spousal/partner relationship. Findings have important implications for prevention and intervention strategies to reduce the global burden of age-related cognitive impairment.


Kimson E. Johnson (University of Michigan)

Kasim Ortiz (University of New Mexico)

DeAnnah R. Byrd (Wayne State University)

Benjamin Katz (Virginia Tech University)

Amanda Leggett (University of Michigan)

Jennifer Urban Brown, Montclair State University

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Those who are interested in reading the complete published articles can find them in the upcoming issue of Research in Human Development, 17(1).

The webinar will be archived at the Society for the Study of Human Development website (

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Jun 30 2020


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm