Carey E. Gleason

Position title: Associate Professor, Department of Medicine



Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology


Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology, California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, CA, USA
Postdoctoral in Geropsychology, Louis Stoke VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
Postdoctoral in Neuropsychology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
M.S. in Clinical Investigation, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

Research Description:

My research centers on developing and testing Alzheimer’s disease Biomarkers in Black and Indigenous populations. I have considerable experience leading funded efforts to develop stakeholder relationships in racialized communities with the goal of improving timely detection of Alzheimer’s and related dementia in groups most effected by the disease, yet underrepresented in research.

I am PI on the R01funded African Americans Fighting Alzheimer’s in Midlife (AAFAIM; NIHNIA R01 AG054059), leading the project from its start in 2016 and through its renewal in 2022. In addition to the AAFAIM project, I am site PI on a novel, multisite study using anthropological methodology to improve our understanding of the lived experiences and impact of ADRD in American Indian populations (NIH/NIA R01 AG062307; PI Jacklin) the ICARE project (Indigenous Cultural Understandings of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Research and Engagement). I am MPI for the newly funded Addressing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Disparities: The American Indigenous Cognitive Assessment (AMICA) project. This project will adapt a dementia assessment battery for use with American Indian populations.

Research Key Words:

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, Racialized Disparities

Diversity Statement:

I create inclusive, and supportive mentoring environments to serve minoritized students and trainees while holding high expectations of my trainees. This combination has allowed me to build diverse and productive team of scientists.

At present I serve on 2 Neuroscience Dissertation committees and on 4 Klevel mentoring committees and one VA Career Development Award. For the past 13 years, I have been integrally involved as core faculty of the Wisconsin ADRC. Given the alignment with my research, I was asked to lead outreach efforts directed toward the African American and Native American communities.

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