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Dr. Erin Abner is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology with joint appointments in the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and the Department of Biostatistics.

Dr. Abner joined the College as an assistant professor in 2013. She is the author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Abner is currently an MPI or co-investigator on multiple NIH-funded grants, including the NIH/NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, where she is the Co-Leader of the Data Management and Statistics Core.

Her current research is focused on assessing how medical conditions like hypertension and diabetes are related to cognitive impairment and neuropathology. Dr. Abner teaches primarily graduate-level methods courses for the Department of Epidemiology, including Advanced Research Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Introduction to Causal Inference.

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Dr. Abner's NCBI Bibliography

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  • PhD, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    • University of Kentucky
  • MPH, Biostatistics
    • University of Kentucky
  • MA, English Literature
    • University of Kentucky
  • BA, English and Philosophy
    • University of Kentucky

Research Interests

  • Neuroepidemiology
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Clinical trials
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Aging
  • Subjective cognitive decline
  • Health disparities
  • Clinicopathological correlation

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