August 11, 2017

Dr. Emily Briceno Co-investigator on New R01

Dr. Emily Briceno is Co-investigator on a newly awarded R01 titled “The Effect of Lower Blood Pressure over the Life Course on Late-life Cognition in Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites (BP-COG)” (PI-Levine, Internal Med)

This study, funded through The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), aims to improve our understanding of how racial/ethnic differences in blood pressure control contribute to cognitive impairment and dementia, and to inform clinical decision-making for treating high blood pressure in at-risk populations. The project aims to conduct secondary analyses of pooled cohort datasets to examine the long-term cognitive impact of uncontrolled blood pressure on risk for cognitive impairment and dementia among Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites. The project also aims to generate a simulation model that will inform the design of a clinical trial to test the effect of midlife blood pressure control on late-life cognitive impairment and dementia.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Briceno on this wonderful news!

For more information about the NINDS, visit their website.