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FIRST ANNUAL

Black Men's Brain Health

CONFERENCE

During Super Bowl Week | Feb. 9-10, 2022 | Los Angeles, CA

Addressing The Challenges With Brain Health Risks And Resilience In Black Men Ages 18+

About the Conference

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The Black Men’s Brain Health (BMBH) Conference during Super Bowl week aims to convene scientists and community leaders to increase the representation of Black men in brain science research and to reduce brain health disparities among Black men.
 
​A key aim of this first-ever conference series is to cultivate a culturally competent workforce committed to addressing Black men’s brain health, cognitive aging, and Alzheimer’s Disease/Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (AD/ADRD) research. This research fellowship program is a signature component of this Conference.
 
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Conference Program

Download the BMBH Conference Program for a detailed agenda, in-depth information on all conference speakers, scholars, and organizers, and more.

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Day 1:

Conference Schedule

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Day 2:

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Conference Recordings

Day 1 Recording

Session Name, Speaker(s)
Time

0:00

27:55

1:43:46

3:45:50

4:11:11

5:07:30

6:31:03

NFL Alumni Association Research Initiative for Black Male Health

Mr. Josh Andrews, Dr. Robert Turner

Understanding the Health Disparities Research Framework and Implications for Cognitive Resilience

Dr. Carl Hill

Brain Health, AD/ADRDs & Health Disparities in Black Men

Dr. Roland Thorpe

NIA Priorities

Dr. Damali Martin

Panel: Health Disparities Research Framework, Sociocultural Context, & Understanding ADRD Health Disparities 

Dr. Carl Hill, Dr. Monica Rivera-Mindt, Dr. April Thames, Dr. Roland Thorpe

Sports Spotlight Series Part I: "The Fifth Down: Athletes' Reflections on the Pain and Pleasure of Pro Football"

Bucky Brooks, Ken Harvey, Stafon Johnson, Guy Troupe

Sports Spotlight Series Part II: "Journey of Resilience: Real Talk with Women Champions"

Dr. Lauren Brown, Lauren Douglas, Jo Ann Pugh, Dr. Deborah Stroman

Day 2 Recording

Session Name, Speaker(s)
Time

0:00

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dr. Carol Folt, Maria Aranda, Dr. Linda Burton

23:05

Local Perspectives on Black Male Brain Health From California

Ms. Tia Delaney, Ms. Edie Yau

50:34

Plenary Keynote Speaker: The Role of Social Factors in Brain Health

Dr. April Thames

1:42:45

Black Men's Registry

Dr. Deborah Stroman, Dr. Robert Turner

2:34:53

Community-Based Research Workshop: Recruitment, Retention & Ethical Issues in ADRD Research With Black Men

Dr. Monica Rivera-Mindt, Dr. Roland Thorpe, Rev. Dr. Kelvin Williams

4:42:15

Trauma, Brain Health & Building Social Capital

Dr. Linda Burton

5:36:00

Conducting Life Course Research

Dr. Toni Antonucci

7:11:33

Why your participation matters! The Benefits of Being Part of Research

Dr. Maria Aranda, Dr. Linda Burton, Dr. Robert Turner, Rev. Dr. Kelvin Williams

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The George Washington University
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Alzheimer's Association
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Fordham University
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Queens College, CUNY
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Alzheimer's Association
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Wayne State University

Conference Organizers

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Center of Sport and Business Analytics
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Alzheimer's Association
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UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
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USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging