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Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri

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I am a social epidemiologist and my primary research focus is on how life-course social and cardiovascular exposures affect cognitive function, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, strokes and other related health outcomes in old age. In my work on cognitive aging, I also focus on minorities. My ultimate research goal is to use life course models to better understand how changing, or timing, social and cardiovascular factors can reduce the burden of cognitive aging and dementia disparities. I am currently leading two NIH-funded R01 projects that use causal inference methods to understand determinants of dementia and selection biases.

subjects

Aging Biostatistical Methods Community Health Mental Health

education

PhD, 2011, University of Michigan MSc, 2006, American University of Beirut BSc, 2004, American University of Beirut

areas of expertise

Aging and Elderly, Alzheimer's Disease, Longitudinal Studies, Stroke, Discrimination / Bias, Health Inequalities / Inequalities, Immigrant Health, Minority Health, Social Epidemiology, Depression

Select publications

Kaiser P, Arnold AM, Benkeser D, Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Hirsch CH, Psaty BM, Odden MC. Comparison of methods for correcting bias in observational data: statin use and cardiovascular events in a US cohort. International Journal of Epidemiology, 47 (1): 246-254, 2018. Elfassy T, Glymour MM, Kershaw K, Carnethon M, Llabre M, Lewis CE, Schneiderman N, Zeki Al Hazzouri A. Persistent poverty and increase in body mass -Index over time: gender and race differences in the CARDIA study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 187 (6): 1240-1249, 2018. Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Caunca MR, Nobrega JC, Elfassy T, Cheung YK, Alperin N, Dong C, Elkind MSV, Sacco RL, DeCarli C, Wright CB . Major Depressive Symptoms, Cognition, and Markers of Brain Aging: Northern Manhattan Study. Neurology, 90 (23): e2077-e2085, 2018. Elfassy T, Swift SL, Glymour MM, Calonico S, Jacobs DR, Mayeda ER, Kershaw KN, Kiefe C, Zeki Al Hazzouri A. Associations of Income volatility with Incidents cardiovascular and All-cause mortality in a US cohort: 1990 to 2015. Circulation. Soon. Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Vittinghoff E, Zhang Y, Pletcher MJ, Moran AE, Bibbins-Domingo K, Golden SH, Yaffe K. Use of a pooled cohort to impute risk factors for cardiovascular disease throughout adult life. International journal of epidemiology. Soon.

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