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Trend and Trajectories of Oral Health among Older Americans: Cognitive Function

a MiCDA Research Project Description

Investigators: Jersey Liang, Joan Marie Bennett

Funding (subcontract): National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 2011-2014 (R01 DE 019110 03)

Dr. Liang is a Professor at the School of Public Health and Research Professor at the Institute of Gerontology, University of Michigan. He has worked closely with Dr. Bei Wu in developing the proposed research. With extensive experience in longitudinal data analysis in the field of again and health, Dr. Liang will participate in the conceptualization and specification of dynamic linkages between oral health and cognitive functioning. He will also be involved in data analysis and interpretation of findings, particularly with reference to the analysis of population trends and individual trajectories of oral health. Furthermore, he will play a major role in the preparation of conference papers as well as manuscripts for publication.

Research Signature Themes:

Health and well-being in later life: Life Course Determinants
Health and well-being in later life: Dementia and Cognitive Impairment

Country of Focus: USA