Dr Gladys Elena Maestre

  • Professor of Neuroscience Sciences, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)

Dr Gladys Elena Maestre is Professor of Neuroscience Sciences, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and Director of the Alzheimer´s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging at UTRGV.   She is Principal Investigator of the NIH funded Dementia in LMICs 2022 award.  Her areas of expertise include implementation of population-based cohorts in low resource settings and LMICs to address Alzheimer´s disease and related dementia, cardiovascular components and social determinants. As PI on a number of NIA- and Fogarty International Center-funded grants, her research has explored cultural, educational, and genetic risks for AD and cognitive decline, as well as cognitive function and health among minorities and ethnically diverse populations across the life span.