Hanson, Leah – PhD

Hanson, Leah – PhD
Name: Hanson, Leah – PhD
Credentials: PhD
Role:

Associate Core Leader, Health Care Systems (HCS) Core

Primary title: Senior Research Investigator, Senior Director of Research at HealthPartners Neuroscience Center
Primary Institution: HealthPartners Institute
Complete Titles:

Senior Research Investigator, Senior Director of Research at HealthPartners Neuroscience Center, HealthPartners Institute
Co-Director of Research, HealthPartners Center for Memory & Aging

Bio: Leah Hanson, PhD is a senior research investigator and Senior Director of Research at HealthPartners Neuroscience Center, HealthPartners Institute and Co-Director of Research at the HealthPartners Center for Memory & Aging. For over 15 years, her research has focused on the development of novel therapeutic delivery methods for the treatment and prevention of neurologic diseases, especially those that impact older adults such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke. In 2010, she initiated the Minnesota Memory Project, a longitudinal cohort study of memory changes in adults and associated risk and protective factors, and she continues to serve as the principal investigator. Her experience includes recruitment for clinical research and trials in dementia via electronic medical record and healthcare claims data, conducting trials of non-medication interventions including education and support for patients and caregivers, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and aromatherapy.
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