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Elizabeth Rose Mayeda, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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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    2016  - 2017UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center Pilot Project
    2015  - 2016American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship
    2014  - 2015UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities Pilot Grant

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    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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    Closing the gap between observational research and randomized trials for prevention of Alzheimer's Disease and dementia
    NIH R01AG057869Sep 1, 2018 - Apr 30, 2023
    Role: Co-Investigator
    The inverse association between cancer and Alzheimers disease: comparing spurious and causal explanations to illuminate the causes of Alzheimers disease
    NIH R01AG059872Aug 15, 2018 - Apr 30, 2022
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Racial Disparities in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: The Role of Blood Pressure Throughout Adulthood
    NIH R00AG053410Sep 1, 2016 - Mar 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Ospina-Romero M, Abdiwahab E, Kobayashi L, Filshtein T, Brenowitz WD, Mayeda ER, Glymour MM. Rate of Memory Change Before and After Cancer Diagnosis. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jun 05; 2(6):e196160. PMID: 31225893.
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    2. Gilsanz P, Quesenberry CP, Mayeda ER, Glymour MM, Farias ST, Whitmer RA. Stressors in Midlife and Risk of Dementia: The Role of Race and Education. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2019 May 01. PMID: 31058684.
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    3. Paul KC, Haan M, Mayeda ER, Ritz BR. Ambient Air Pollution, Noise, and Late-Life Cognitive Decline and Dementia Risk. Annu Rev Public Health. 2019 Apr 01; 40:203-220. PMID: 30935305.
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    4. Mayeda ER. Examining sex/gender differences in risk of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias: Challenges and future directions. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Mar 02. PMID: 30824902.
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    5. Gilsanz P, Corrada MM, Kawas CH, Mayeda ER, Glymour MM, Quesenberry CP, Lee C, Whitmer RA. Incidence of dementia after age 90 in a multiracial cohort. Alzheimers Dement. 2019 Apr; 15(4):497-505. PMID: 30797730.
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    6. Elfassy T, Swift SL, Glymour MM, Calonico S, Jacobs DR, Mayeda ER, Kershaw KN, Kiefe C, Zeki Al Hazzouri A. Associations of Income Volatility With Incident Cardiovascular Disease and All-Cause Mortality in a US Cohort. Circulation. 2019 Feb 12; 139(7):850-859. PMID: 30612448.
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    7. Gilsanz P, Mayeda ER, Glymour MM, Quesenberry CP, Mungas D, DeCarli CS, Whitmer RA. Birth in High Infant Mortality States and Dementia Risk in a Cohort of Elderly African American and White Health Care Members. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2019 Jan-Mar; 33(1):1-6. PMID: 30106754.
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    8. Gilsanz P, Mayeda ER, Flatt J, Glymour MM, Quesenberry CP, Whitmer RA. Early Midlife Pulmonary Function and Dementia Risk. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2018 Oct-Dec; 32(4):270-275. PMID: 29543604.
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    9. Mayeda ER, Filshtein TJ, Tripodis Y, Glymour MM, Gross AL. Does selective survival before study enrolment attenuate estimated effects of education on rate of cognitive decline in older adults? A simulation approach for quantifying survival bias in life course epidemiology. Int J Epidemiol. 2018 10 01; 47(5):1507-1517. PMID: 30010793.
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    10. Brewster P, Barnes L, Haan M, Johnson JK, Manly JJ, Nápoles AM, Whitmer RA, Carvajal-Carmona L, Early D, Farias S, Mayeda ER, Melrose R, Meyer OL, Al Hazzouri AZ, Hinton L, Mungas D. Progress and future challenges in aging and diversity research in the United States. Alzheimers Dement. 2018 Sep 18. PMID: 30240574.
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    11. Vable AM, Eng CW, Mayeda ER, Basu S, Marden JR, Hamad R, Glymour MM. Mother's education and late-life disparities in memory and dementia risk among US military veterans and non-veterans. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2018 Dec; 72(12):1162-1167. PMID: 30082424.
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    12. Mayeda ER, Banack HR, Bibbins-Domingo K, Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Marden JR, Whitmer RA, Glymour MM. Can Survival Bias Explain the Age Attenuation of Racial Inequalities in Stroke Incidence?: A Simulation Study. Epidemiology. 2018 07; 29(4):525-532. PMID: 29621058.
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    13. Glymour MM, Brickman AM, Kivimaki M, Mayeda ER, Chêne G, Dufouil C, Manly JJ. Will biomarker-based diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease maximize scientific progress? Evaluating proposed diagnostic criteria. Eur J Epidemiol. 2018 Jul; 33(7):607-612. PMID: 29948371.
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    14. Casey JA, Pollak J, Glymour MM, Mayeda ER, Hirsch AG, Schwartz BS. Measures of SES for Electronic Health Record-based Research. Am J Prev Med. 2018 03; 54(3):430-439. PMID: 29241724.
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    15. Gilsanz P, Mayeda ER, Glymour MM, Quesenberry CP, Mungas DM, DeCarli C, Dean A, Whitmer RA. Female sex, early-onset hypertension, and risk of dementia. Neurology. 2017 Oct 31; 89(18):1886-1893. PMID: 28978656.
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    16. Gilsanz P, Mayeda ER, Glymour MM, Quesenberry CP, Whitmer RA. Association Between Birth in a High Stroke Mortality State, Race, and Risk of Dementia. JAMA Neurol. 2017 09 01; 74(9):1056-1062. PMID: 28759663.
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    17. Mayeda ER, Glymour MM, Quesenberry CP, Whitmer RA. Heterogeneity in 14-year Dementia Incidence Between Asian American Subgroups. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2017 Jul-Sep; 31(3):181-186. PMID: 28406845.
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    18. Ackley SF, Mayeda ER, Worden L, Enanoria WTA, Glymour MM, Porco TC. Compartmental Model Diagrams as Causal Representations in Relation to DAGs. Epidemiol Methods. 2017 Dec; 6(1). PMID: 30555771.
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    19. Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Mayeda ER, Elfassy T, Lee A, Odden MC, Thekkethala D, Wright CB, Glymour MM, Haan MN. 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. 2017 May 01; 72(5):676-682. PMID: 27549992.
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    20. Rist PM, Capistrant BD, Mayeda ER, Liu SY, Glymour MM. Physical activity, but not body mass index, predicts less disability before and after stroke. Neurology. 2017 May 02; 88(18):1718-1726. PMID: 28381510.
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    21. Mayeda ER, Glymour MM, Quesenberry CP, Johnson JK, Pérez-Stable EJ, Whitmer RA. Survival after dementia diagnosis in five racial/ethnic groups. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 Jul; 13(7):761-769. PMID: 28174069.
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    22. Marden JR, Mayeda ER, Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ, Kawachi I, Glymour MM. High Hemoglobin A1c and Diabetes Predict Memory Decline in the Health and Retirement Study. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2017 Jan-Mar; 31(1):48-54. PMID: 28225507.
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    23. Mayeda ER, Glymour MM. The Obesity Paradox in Survival after Cancer Diagnosis: Tools for Evaluation of Potential Bias. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 01; 26(1):17-20. PMID: 28069728.
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    24. Mayeda ER, Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ, Power MC, Weuve J, Jacqmin-Gadda H, Marden JR, Vittinghoff E, Keiding N, Glymour MM. A Simulation Platform for Quantifying Survival Bias: An Application to Research on Determinants of Cognitive Decline. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 09 01; 184(5):378-87. PMID: 27578690.
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    25. Glymour MM, Mayeda ER, Selby VN. Commentary: Selection Bias in Clinical Epidemiology: Causal Thinking to Guide Patient-centered Research. Epidemiology. 2016 07; 27(4):466-8. PMID: 26928706.
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    26. 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 Jul-Sep; 30(3):195-202. PMID: 26756387.
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    27. Mayeda ER, 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; PMCID: PMC4969071 [Available on 03/01/17].
    28. 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 Feb 15; 183(4):302-14. PMID: 26825924; PMCID: PMC4753282 [Available on 02/15/17].
    29. 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. 2016 Jan-Mar; 30(1):15-20. PMID: 26650880.
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    30. 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.
    31. 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; PMCID: PMC4758694.
    32. 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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    33. 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.
    34. 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.
    35. 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.
    36. 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.
    37. 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.
    38. 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.
    39. 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.
    40. 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.
    41. 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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    42. 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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    43. 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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    44. 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.