Department of Sociology

Chandra Muller and team receive $12.8 million NIA grant

Wed, May 8, 2019
Chandra Muller and team receive $12.8 million NIA grant
Chandra Muller

A project led by Minnesota Population Center and including Chandra Muller's UT Austin research team has been awarded $12.8 million by the National Institute on Aging, funded over the course of five years, to study how educational experiences in adolescence impact cognitive functioning and deter the development of dementia later in life.

The project will bring together an interdisciplinary group of leading sociologists, neuropsychologists, epidemiologists, and survey researchers to understand the connection between education and cognitive function over the life course and to determine how racial, ethnic, and other social inequalities in education may lead to inequalities in rates of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive impairment. 

In addition to the University of Minnesota, and UT Austin, the team includes researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Columbia University.

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