Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Healthcare Heroes: Addressing Barriers to Brain Health Equity in Communities of Color

August 16, 2023 10:00 am 11:00 am PDT

This event has passed. You can read highlights from the interview and watch the YouTube recording of the talk here

Black, Latino and Indigenous Americans have higher risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s than their white counterparts. On Wednesday, August 16th, at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET, Dr. Charles Windon, Dr. Joyce (Joy) Balls-Berry, and Dr. Jordan P. Lewis will join Being Patient Live Talks to discuss, stereotypes, cultural norms, and barriers to dementia diagnosis and care that experts are addressing to provide brain health equity in communities of color. This panel is sponsored by Eisai

Dr. Charles Windon is an assistant professor of neurology at the University of California San Francisco Memory and Aging Center. In this role he participates in the clinical care and management of those with neurodegenerative conditions, conducts research focused on biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias in diverse populations, and leads MAC outreach efforts to the African American community in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr. Joyce (Joy) Balls-Berry is an associate professor of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine, core leader for the Health Disparities and Equity Core in the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, the associate lead for precision health for the Institute of Clinical and Translational Science, and the academic engagement lead for the Greater Plains Collaborative. Her research focuses on disease prevention in diverse patients and communities and getting underrepresented communities involved in research. 

Dr. Jordan P. Lewis is the Associate Director of the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team and a Full Professor with the Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus. In addition, he serves as the Co-Leader of the ADRD Data Sovereignty Advisory Group. A cross- cultural community psychologist and social worker, and a credential professional gerontologist, his work focuses on Indigenous successful aging, generativity and healthy aging, and Indigenous constructions. 

Tune into this live talk to learn each of these experts insights on healthcare in communities of color.


August 16, 2023
10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT


Being Patient

Being Patient Facebook Page

View Venue Website

Who's coming?

9 people are attending Healthcare Heroes: Addressing Barriers to Brain Health Equity in Communities of Color

One thought on “Healthcare Heroes: Addressing Barriers to Brain Health Equity in Communities of Color

  1. great publication. please note change in email address.my wife has alz and i am thirsty for any and all information

Leave a Reply

We are glad you have chosen to leave a comment. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated according to our comment policy.