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.

Emily Briceno, PhD

Emily M. Briceno, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Adult Clinical Psychologist