In recent years, the scientific community has engaged in a necessary transformation to acknowledge and address health disparities. One of the keys to addressing health disparities is making clinical and scientific research more inclusive. USC Researchers in medical and scientific disciplines are making it a priority to engage underserved populations and increase participation in research, so the results will better reflect and benefit the diverse society in which we live.

With an internal grant by the Strategic Directions for Research Award program, Jeiran Choupan, PhD, MSCS, of the Keck School’s USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute (USC INI) has teamed up with Karen D. Lincoln, PhD, MSW, MA, FGSA, of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work to address the need for more studies of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in African Americans.

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