Four Studies Explore Women's Brain and Heart Health During Midlife
National Institute on Aging - July 8, 2021
Carol Derby, Ph.D., led research in the National Institutes of Health-supported Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) that found heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and belly fat, were associated with declines in cognitive processing speed during midlife. Dr. Derby is research professor in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology and in the department of epidemiology & population health and is the Louis and Gertrude Feil Faculty Scholar in Neurology at Einstein. She is principal investigator of the Einstein site of the SWAN study underway at seven clinical centers across the United States.