More than 80% of persons living with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) receive care from one or more of their family members or friends.1 This proportion is even higher among individuals from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) such as China where high-quality institutional and community care for dementia is limited.2 Prior studies have shown that dementia interventions can improve the health and well-being of persons with ADRD.3 However, most of these programs are intense, multicomponent, resource-demanding, focus only on the primary caregiver, and have mainly been test
Aim 1: Examine racial differences in age-related patterns of hearing loss (HL) among Black and White adults aged 50 and older using (a) nationally-representative data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and (b) electronic health record (EHR) data from patients in the Duke University Health System (DUHS).
Aim 2: Investigate the clinical and non-clinical factors associated with age-related HL among Black and White adults aged 50 and older in the HRS and EHR data.
Quantifying the Gradient of Market Integration in Relation to Health Across the Life Course in Northeast Madagascar
This project will develop methods to quantify market integration that are appropriate for the cultural, economic, and social context of northeast Madagascar with a goal of investigating differences in health across gradients in market integration. The study will collect data on age, height, weight, blood pressure, as well as household survey data on self-reported health, health behaviors, and animal contact.
This project will (1) combine conventional probability sampling approaches with an innovative link-tracing sampling design to recruit representative samples of migrant and non-migrant households at origin (Ghana) and destination (US) and link migrants at destination with their families at origin; and (2) rely on peer-referral techniques embedded in NSN to follow members of these samples longitudinally in the US, in Ghana and when they return to Ghana, in order to understand the impact of migration on the health and wellbeing of African immigrants in the US.
Gulf War illness (GWI) is a chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) like fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and chronic fatigue syndrome. GWI affects an estimated 25-32% of veterans who were deployed in support of the first Gulf War (1990-91) who continue to experience a host of persistent and reoccurring symptoms (e.g., fatigue, pain, rashes, and gastrointestinal issues) that cannot be explained by other diagnosed medical conditions.
This pilot aims to deliver a comprehensive psychological description of groups who differed in their vaccine intentions in the months just before vaccines became available to them utilizing a cohort on all 1037 births (1972-1973) in one city from the Dunedin Study in New Zealand. Public health professionals aspire to tailor pro-vaccination messaging to the values, motives, lifestyles, and backgr
Health inequities along racial lines are broad and deep. Black Americans have a greater prevalence and severity of an array of illnesses, including chronic diseases and disability.