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Read the latest news from Center for Epidemiology & Population Health and our leadership team. The links below take you to articles where you can learn more about achievements, awards and honors.

  • Allen leads newly funded R61/R33

    Norrina Allen, PhD will lead the newly funded R61/R33, the Dementia Risk Pooling Project. The project will create a new consortium of 11 cohorts spanning multiple sites across the US and Europe. Allen will collaborate with Denise Scholtens, PhD and NUDACC to harmonize the data and with informatics experts will build a cloud-based computing platform. This platform will provide the opportunity for other researchers to access a large (n >100,000 individuals) longitudinal dataset rich with clinical, genetic, and behavioral risk factors as well as ongoing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) ascertainment. Out of this pooled dataset, Allen’s team will develop and validate a personalized, dynamic dementia risk prediction model that can be used clinically to guide treatment decisions and will be made available to clinicians.


  • 09.14.2020

    A mismatch between airway size and lung capacity, called dysanapsis, is a strong risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a new study.

  • 05.21.2020

    Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, talks with Fox News Chicago about the updated CDC guidelines on how the coronavirus can spread saying, it's "not likely" to spread through surfaces after all.

  • 05.06.2020

    Higher cumulative blood pressure among African-American patients is a major contributor to their higher risk of dementia, according to a new study.

  • 04.20.2020

    Center member Mercedes Carnethon speaks with CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker about the representation of African Americans among COVID-19 deaths in Chicago.

  • 04.15.2020

    Northwestern University scientists received top honors from the Clinical Research Forum as part of its 2020 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards program, taking home the association’s highest honor and capturing more finalist nominations than any other institution.

  • 02.10.2020

    Norrina Allen, PhD, is the new director of the Center for Epidemiology and Population Health.

  • 02.03.2020

    A new study has linked the consumption of red and processed meat with a higher risk of heart disease and death.

  • 01.22.2020

    Northwestern authors discuss a recent JAMA editorial highlighting the lack of funding for health disparities and to minority scientists and how health equity will suffer if not addressed.

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