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The ‘Hispanic Paradox’ intrigues a new generation of researchers determined to unravel it

STAT, Sept. 14, 2023 “Part of the story about the Hispanic Paradox,” said Kyriakos S. Markides, a professor of aging at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, “is that the non-Hispanic white population is not doing as well as it should.” Markides coined the term “Hispanic Epidemiological Paradox” in a 1986 paper showing Hispanics in the American Southwest lived as long, or longer, than white people.

Hispanic Epidemiological Paradox

Dr. Kyriakos Markides, the Annie and John Gnitzinger Distinguished Professor of Aging and Professor in SPPH’s Dept. of Population Health & Health Disparities, was recently a guest on The Skin You’re In podcast talking about his work to study aging and health issues among the Mexican American population through the Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (Hispanic EPESE) and the development of the “Hispanic Epidemiological Paradox”

UTMB Researchers Set to Help Clinicians Diagnose Dementia Earlier

On July 28, 2023, a UTMB interprofessional research team received the 5-year, multi-PI R01 award notification ($2.8 million over five years) from the National Institute on Aging for their project “Annual wellness visit policy: Impact on disparities in early dementia diagnosis and quality of healthcare for Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s Disease and Its Related Dementias.”

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