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Université de Bordeaux

Lenore Launer, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Last update Monday 06 September 2021

National Insitute of Aging, USA

Lenore Launer, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Lenore LAUNER, M.Sc., Ph.D., is Chief of the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, which is in the Intramural Research Program at the National Institute on Aging/NIH. Her research program in Neuroepidemiology, focuses on understanding the contribution of genetic, inflammatory, metabolic, vascular, and hormonal factors to well characterized continuously and discretely measured sub-clinical and clinical phenotypes in brain disease and investigating the links between brain disease and other common diseases of old age.

To study these issues she had developed and (Co-) led several large population based cohorts including the Honolulu Asia Aging Study and the AGES-Reykjavik Study of Icelandic, both cohorts of which been followed from middle to late-age; and the brain MRI-sub-study within the CARDIA Study of Black and White middle age participants, followed since young adulthood; and the ACCORD MIND and SPRINT MIND clinical trials of therapeutic strategies to reduce cardiovascular risk and adverse cognitive sequalae. She is a long-term collaborator in several genetic and non-genetic consortia aimed to understand genetic and clinical factors underlying neurodegenerative disease.