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Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, PhD

TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentEpidemiology & Biostatistics
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-514-8018
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    University of California, San FranciscoPhD, Epidemiology and Translational Science2013
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public HealthMPH, Epidemiology2009
    University of California, BerkeleyBA, Integrative Biology and Public Health2007
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    2015 - 2016American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship
    2014 - 2015UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities Pilot Grant

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    I am a postdoctoral fellow in the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. I am also affiliated with the Center for Vulnerable Populations and the Center for Aging in Diverse Communities. The substantive focus of my research is on identifying the origins and lifecourse mechanisms of racial and ethnic disparities in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Evidence on when inequalities relevant to dementia begin to emerge and the mechanisms that culminate in dementia, often decades later, will help identify effective strategies to reduce disparities. Social and structural inequalities likely play a key role, and increasing evidence implicates cardiovascular risk factors as more proximal mechanisms. To address these research questions rigorously, my work emphasizes methods to strengthen causal inference, especially tools to quantify and remediate selection bias. My long-term research goals are to: 1) identify effective strategies to prevent dementia and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in dementia and 2) develop research tools to strengthen causal inference in dementia research and lifecourse epidemiology


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    Racial Disparities in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: The Role of Blood Pressure Throughout Adulthood
    NIH K99AG053410Sep 1, 2016 - Apr 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Mayeda ER, Glymour MM. The Obesity Paradox in Survival after Cancer Diagnosis: Tools for Evaluation of Potential Bias. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Jan; 26(1):17-20. PMID: 28069728.
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    2. Mayeda E, Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ, Power MC, Weuve J, Jacqmin-Gadda H, Marden JR, Vittinghoff E, Keiding N, Glymour MM, et al. A Simulation Platform for Quantifying Survival Bias: An Application to Research on Determinants of Cognitive Decline. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Aug 30. PMID: 27578690.
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    3. Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Mayeda E, Elfassy T, Lee A, Odden MC, Thekkethala D, Wright CB, Glymour MM, Haan MN, et al. Perceived Walking Speed, Measured Tandem Walk, Incident Stroke, and Mortality in Older Latino Adults: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Aug 22. PMID: 27549992.
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    4. Glymour MM, Mayeda E, Selby V. Commentary: Selection Bias in Clinical Epidemiology: Causal Thinking to Guide Patient-centered Research. Epidemiology. 2016 Jul; 27(4):466-8. PMID: 26928706.
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    5. Mayeda E, Glymour MM, Quesenberry CP, Whitmer RA. Inequalities in dementia incidence between six racial and ethnic groups over 14 years. Alzheimers Dement. 2016 Mar; 12(3):216-24. PMID: 26874595.
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    6. Vivot A, Power MC, Glymour MM, Mayeda E, Benitez A, Spiro A, Manly JJ, Proust-Lima C, Dufouil C, Gross AL. Jump, Hop, or Skip: Modeling Practice Effects in Studies of Determinants of Cognitive Change in Older Adults. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Feb 15; 183(4):302-14. PMID: 26825924.
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    7. Marden JR, Mayeda E, Walter S, Vivot A, Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ, Kawachi I, Glymour MM. Using an Alzheimer Disease Polygenic Risk Score to Predict Memory Decline in Black and White Americans Over 14 Years of Follow-up. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2016 Jan 11. PMID: 26756387.
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    8. Walter S, Marden JR, Kubzansky LD, Mayeda E, Crane PK, Chang SC, Cornelis M, Rehkopf DH, Mukherjee S, Glymour MM. Diabetic Phenotypes and Late-Life Dementia Risk: A Mechanism-specific Mendelian Randomization Study. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2016 Jan-Mar; 30(1):15-20. PMID: 26650880.
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    9. Mayeda ER, Haan MN, Yaffe K, Kanaya AM, Neuhaus J. Does type 2 diabetes increase rate of cognitive decline in older Mexican Americans? Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2015 Jul-Sep; 29(3):206-12. PMID: 25650694; PMCID: PMC4543443 [Available on 07/01/16].
    10. Suemoto CK, Gilsanz P, Mayeda ER, Glymour MM. Body mass index and cognitive function: the potential for reverse causation. Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Sep; 39(9):1383-9. PMID: 25953125.
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    11. Mayeda ER, Whitmer RA, Yaffe K. Diabetes and cognition. Clin Geriatr Med. 2015 Feb; 31(1):101-15, ix. PMID: 25453304; PMCID: PMC4370221 [Available on 02/01/16].
    12. Mayeda ER, Haan MN, Neuhaus J, Yaffe K, Knopman DS, Sharrett AR, Griswold ME, Mosley TH. Type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline over 14 years in middle-aged African Americans and whites: the ARIC Brain MRI Study. Neuroepidemiology. 2014; 43(3-4):220-7. PMID: 25402639; PMCID: PMC4370220.
    13. Mayeda ER, Karter AJ, Huang ES, Moffet HH, Haan MN, Whitmer RA. Racial/ethnic differences in dementia risk among older type 2 diabetic patients: the diabetes and aging study. Diabetes Care. 2014 Apr; 37(4):1009-15. PMID: 24271192; PMCID: PMC3964496.
    14. Mayeda ER, Torgal AH, Westhoff CL. Weight and body composition changes during oral contraceptive use in obese and normal weight women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014 Jan; 23(1):38-43. PMID: 24156617; PMCID: PMC3880912.
    15. Mayeda ER, Haan MN, Kanaya AM, Yaffe K, Neuhaus J. Type 2 diabetes and 10-year risk of dementia and cognitive impairment among older Mexican Americans. Diabetes Care. 2013 Sep; 36(9):2600-6. PMID: 23514732; PMCID: PMC3747945.
    16. Afable-Munsuz A, Mayeda ER, Pérez-Stable EJ, Haan MN. Immigrant generation and diabetes risk among Mexican Americans: the Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging. Am J Public Health. 2013 May; 103(5):e45-52. PMID: 23488481; PMCID: PMC3686633.
    17. Westhoff CL, Torgal AH, Mayeda ER, Petrie K, Thomas T, Dragoman M, Cremers S. Pharmacokinetics and ovarian suppression during use of a contraceptive vaginal ring in normal-weight and obese women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jul; 207(1):39.e1-6. PMID: 22727346; PMCID: PMC3403702.
    18. Odden MC, Covinsky KE, Neuhaus JM, Mayeda ER, Peralta CA, Haan MN. The association of blood pressure and mortality differs by self-reported walking speed in older Latinos. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Sep; 67(9):977-83. PMID: 22389463; PMCID: PMC3436088.
    19. Jeon CY, Haan MN, Cheng C, Clayton ER, Mayeda ER, Miller JW, Aiello AE. Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with an increased rate of diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2012 Mar; 35(3):520-5. PMID: 22279028; PMCID: PMC3322696.
    20. Westhoff CL, Torgal AT, Mayeda ER, Shimoni N, Stanczyk FZ, Pike MC. Predictors of noncompliance in an oral contraceptive clinical trial. Contraception. 2012 May; 85(5):465-9. PMID: 22079603.
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    21. Westhoff CL, Torgal AH, Mayeda ER, Stanczyk FZ, Lerner JP, Benn EK, Paik M. Ovarian suppression in normal-weight and obese women during oral contraceptive use: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Aug; 116(2 Pt 1):275-83. PMID: 20664386.
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    22. Haan MN, Mayeda ER. Apolipoprotein E Genotype and Cardiovascular Diseases in the Elderly. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 2010 Sep; 4(5):361-368. PMID: 20694037.
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    23. Westhoff CL, Torgal AH, Mayeda ER, Pike MC, Stanczyk FZ. Pharmacokinetics of a combined oral contraceptive in obese and normal-weight women. Contraception. 2010 Jun; 81(6):474-80. PMID: 20472113; PMCID: PMC3522459.
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