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
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 under–represented in research.
I am PI on the R01–funded African Americans Fighting Alzheimer’s in Midlife (AA–FAIM; NIH–NIA R01 AG054059), leading the project from its start in 2016 and through its renewal in 2022. In addition to the AA–FAIM project, I am site PI on a novel, multi–site 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
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 K–level 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.