The Impact of School Segregation on Cognitive Outcomes in Older Black Americans

June 13, 2024
12:30 to 2 p.m. PDT

Dementia disparities are present among older Black Americans even after accounting for measures of socioeconomic status and other comorbidities. Given evidence highlighting the importance of education for healthy brain aging and the well-documented history of school segregation in the early 20th century, evaluating how racially stratified school experiences are associated with cognitive function in late life may illuminate mechanisms driving dementia inequities. This dissertation examines the impact of school segregation on cognitive outcomes and evaluates how school-based social support and education quality may mitigate these inequities.

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Event Type: 
PhD Program Sponsored Event