Maria M. Corrada
Maria M. Corrada holds a D.S. degree and serves as an Associate Adjunct Professor at the Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine. She received the M.S. degree in biostatistics and Ph.D. degree in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. During her years at Johns Hopkins, she worked as a Biostatistician and Data Manager in a longitudinal, epidemiological investigation of risk, and protective factors for Alzheimer‘s disease in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. She joined the University of California, Irvine in 2003 and began her involvement as cofounder and coinvestigator of The 90+ Study, a population-based epidemiological study of aging and dementia for people aged 90 and older. Her research interests include the epidemiology of dementia, in particular, estimating how frequent the disease is and identifying risk and protective factors. Her latest publications have reported on the very high proportion of people aged 90 and older who live with dementia and on how the risk of developing dementia continues to increase after age 90. She is also interested in identifying factors that correlate with the pathologies present in the brains of our oldest-old participants.
Biography Updated on 19 March 2012