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The Data Management and Statistical Core will provide informatics and statistics support for ADRC related dementia related research. The multimodal nature of data collected to investigate the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of AD requires robust informatics, data management and statistical approaches.

Leadership team

Arthur Toga, PhD., Leader

Dr. Toga has a career-long record of funding and publication in the analysis, modeling and atlasing of images obtained from many species including humans. Dr. Toga directs several national and international collaborative studies that involve multisite acquisition of data, coordination of analysis, and dissemination of data and results. The USC Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics (INI) and his laboratory coordinates neuroimage analysis and related informatics activities with national and international collaborators and, as such, is a worldwide resource by virtue of these distributive activities. Dr. Toga has experience and expertise in local and wide area computer networks, data transmission, storage and archiving as well as data compression and scientific visualization.

Jiu-Chiuan Chen, MD, ScD

Dr. Chen is a Professor of Population & Public Health Sciences and Neurology. Dr. Chen is a physician-epidemiologist with formal training in Internal Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Epidemiologic Methods (Clinical; Occupational; Environmental), and Environmental Health Sciences. Chen brings extensive knowledge in medicine and toxicology together with sophisticated skills in quantitative methods to study environments and chronic disease epidemiology and elucidate the biological underpinnings of environmental influences on human health, in order to reduce the resulting environmental health disparities especially among the vulnerable populations.