Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Speaker Series

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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Our monthly Speaker Series provides educational information on a variety of dementia and caregiving-related topics. Our target audience for this series is professionals who may work in dementia care and community members who may be interested in learning more. The goal of the series is to increase awareness around these topics and to provide a space to have questions answered.

Virtually on Zoom

Blood Pressure Control: Current Trends and Opportunities in the Black Community”

Lenette M. Jones, PhD, ACNS-BC, RN

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing

Dr. Jones is a behavioral nurse scientist interested in eliminating the health disparities affecting African-American women with hypertension. Her program of research is focused on uncovering the mechanisms – biological, psychological, social, and physical – of self-management interventions. She uses neuroimaging (fMRI) to explore the neuroprocesses associated with self-management behaviors, such as diet, exercise, and medication-taking. She also examines how health information behavior (seeking, sharing, and use) can be enhanced to support blood pressure self-management. In her current studies, Dr. Jones is designing and pilot-testing interventions to improve self-management of blood pressure among African American women.