Speaker: Jessica Faul, Research Associate Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Date: Thursday, June 20th, 2024

Time: 12-1 PM (EST)

Webinar Description: “Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease and Neurodegeneration in the HRS”

The webinar will discuss the development of blood-based biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, current limitations of collection, and use of these biomarkers in population-based studies, including the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and the Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol (HCAP) within the HRS.

Bio: Jessica Faul is a Research Associate Professor at the Survey Research Center in the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan. She is the co-director of the Biospecimen Lab at ISR and the Associate Director of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) She is responsible for overseeing many of the core operations of HRS and has been an integral player in all of the HRS biomarker and genomic data collection and analytic efforts. As the co-director of the ISR Biospecimen Lab, Dr. Faul routinely advises on biological data collection protocols for other large-scale population-based studies to help ensure high quality and valid assessment of biological data collected in the field. Dr. Faul currently co-leads the NIA-sponsored Biomarker Network which aims to develop an interdisciplinary group of scientists dedicated to improved measurement of biological risk for late life health outcomes in large population-representative samples.

Co-Sponsor of this Webinar is the Health and Retirement Study (HRS)