Jessica Faul

Interplay of Genetic & Socioeconomic Predictors of Memory Decline in Older Adults

Research Project Description
Jessica Faul, Jennifer A. Smith, Sharon L. R. Kardia, Colter Mitchell, David Weir

Using data from the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally representative longitudinal study of persons over age 50, this project will use genetic data and state-of-the art analytic methods to investigate the relationship between genes, early and midlife socioeconomic status, and episodic memory. Understanding the underlying genetic and gene-environment interactions associated with age-related memory decline may help to reveal the mechanisms of disease, and may also provide targets for potential intervention, treatment, and prevention.

Funding:
National Institute on Aging
(1 R03 AG 048806 01)

Funding Period: 9/30/2014 to 5/31/2017

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