Perspective on the "African American participation in Alzheimer disease research: Effective strategies" workshop, 2018

Alzheimers Dement. 2020 Dec;16(12):1734-1744. doi: 10.1002/alz.12160. Epub 2020 Aug 17.


The Washington University School of Medicine Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center's "African American Participation in Alzheimer Disease Research: Effective Strategies" Workshop convened to address a major limitation of the ongoing scientific progress regarding Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD): participants in most ADRD research programs overwhelmingly have been limited to non-Hispanic white persons, thus precluding knowledge as to how ADRD may be represented in non-white individuals. Factors that may contribute to successful recruitment and retention of African Americans into ADRD research were discussed and organized into actionable next steps as described within this report.

Keywords: African American; Alzheimer disease; disparities; racial differences; recruitment; recruitment strategies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Alzheimer Disease / ethnology*
  • Black or African American / statistics & numerical data*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Selection*
  • United States