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    Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, PhD

    TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentEpidemiology & Biostatistics
    Address600 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 - 2017American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship
      2014 - 2015UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities Pilot Grant

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      I am a postdoctoral fellow working with Professor Maria Glymour in the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. I am also affiliated with the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and the UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities.

      The substantive focus of my research is on identifying the origins and lifecourse mechanisms of racial and ethnic health disparities, especially in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. To address these research questions, my work emphasizes methods to strengthen causal inference, especially methods to quantify and address selection bias. Drawing on prominent frameworks for social inequalities, there are many theoretical reasons we would expect racial/ethnic disparities in dementia. Prior research indicates that older African Americans have 40-100% higher risk of dementia than older non-Latino Whites, but less is known about dementia risk in other racial/ethnic groups. I am currently evaluating inequalities in dementia across multiple racial/ethnic groups, which lays the foundation for my long-term agenda on identifying how upstream social processes and cardiovascular risk factors across the lifecourse contribute to disparities in dementia. I completed my dissertation research on the effects of diabetes on dementia and methodological challenges introduced by selective survival. Selective survival poses a threat to causal inference in aging research because of differential survival to old age. I have developed a flexible simulation platform to quantify potential biases in studies of determinants of cognitive decline. The simulation incorporates features of cognitive aging data, including auto-correlation and measurement error. Although I originally focused on methods to evaluate selective survival bias in the context of dementia, the concepts are widely applicable to a range of problems in lifecourse epidemiology, including trends of deteriorating life expectancy for low education women in the United States and the age attenuation of black-white disparities in stroke incidence.


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      1. Glymour MM, Mayeda ER, Selby V. Selection bias in clinical epidemiology: causal thinking to guide patient-centered research. Epidemiology. 2016 Feb 29. PMID: 26928706.
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      2. Mayeda ER, Glymour MM, Quesenberry CP, Whitmer RA. Inequalities in dementia incidence between six racial and ethnic groups over 14 years. Alzheimers Dement. 2016 Feb 10. PMID: 26874595.
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      3. Vivot A, Power MC, Glymour MM, Mayeda ER, 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 Jan 28. PMID: 26825924.
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      4. Marden JR, Mayeda ER, 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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      5. Walter S, Marden JR, Kubzansky LD, Mayeda ER, 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. 2015 Dec 8. PMID: 26650880.
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      6. 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.
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      7. 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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      8. Mayeda ER, Whitmer RA, Yaffe K. Diabetes and cognition. Clin Geriatr Med. 2015 Feb; 31(1):101-15, ix. PMID: 25453304.
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      9. 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.
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      10. 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 [Available on 04/01/15].
      11. 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 [Available on 01/01/15].
      12. 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.
      13. 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.
      14. 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.
      15. 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.
      16. 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.
      17. 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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      18. 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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      19. 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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      20. 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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