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Research Education Component

The mission of the University of Southern California (USC) Alzheimer’s disease research center (ADRC) Research Education Core (REC) is to direct the scientific careers of scientists from diverse disciplines into a career in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) research in general, and an emphasis on age-associated vascular/metabolic processes that affects ADRD risk in the Latinx population in Los Angeles County.

Leadership team

Hussein Yassine, MD

Dr. Yassine directs the Roybal AD Research program focused on understanding how obesity, diabetes and vascular risk factors in Los Angeles’s Latinx population affect cognition and AD risk using longitudinal studies with cerebrospinal fluid and brain imaging biomarkers. Dr. Yassine runs the Lipid Clinic at Roybal Healthcare Center in East LA, providing care for a large population of complex lipid and diabetes disorders that are referred from all LA county clinics.