Hiroko H. Dodge, Ph.D.
Data Core Director/Associate Professor of Neurology
Dr. Dodge joined the NIA-funded Oregon Alzheimer's Disease Center (OADC) as a data core director in 2008. She has been collaborating with faculty members at OADC since 2005 when she came to Oregon from the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the Executive Council of OADC, and a review committee member for the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center, established by the National Institute on Aging in 1999 to facilitate collaborative research among the 29 NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Centers nationwide.
Dr. Dodge has three areas of interests. One is to distinguish normal cognitive aging from pathological cognitive decline. She is refining statistical methods which allow us to capture the decline leading to dementia at the earliest stage of the disease. Second is to examine lifestyle and environmental factors leading to healthy cognitive aging. She has been conducting a cohort study in Okinawa, Japan, collaborating with researchers of the Okinawa Centenarian Study. Finally, she is interested in behavioral prevention trials against cognitive declines. She is examining whether simulations through social interactions could improve cognitive functions.
Mount Holyoke College. 1987
Pennsylvania State University. PhD. 1992
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