Dr, Carol Brayne

Carol Brayne

You will have two chances to learn from a world-leading expert in population-based brain health research next month, with the visit to PHRI by University of Cambridge’s Professor Carol Brayne.

PHRI Lectureship in Population Health Sciences: Nov. 15

“How can population-based research into brain health and dementia inform future action in public health in general” is the vital question to be addressed by epidemiologist and public health scholar, Carol Brayne, in the 2022 PHRI Lectureship in Population Health Sciences.

The lecture will be held in PHRI’s building in Hamilton, Ontario, on Tuesday, November 15th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm ET followed by a food and drink reception there. Please RSVP your attendance to andrew.mente@phri.ca.

A pioneer in the study of dementia in populations, Brayne is Professor of Public Health Medicine at the University of Cambridge, Chair of Wellcome’s Population and Public Health Review Group, and Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health. The results of Brayne’s longitudinal multicentre study, MRC CFAS – examining cognitive function and health in older people since the late 80s – have informed national policy, and now underpin our wider understanding of dementia.

After gaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians, Brayne studied epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Since the mid-1980s, her principal area of research has been longitudinal studies of the health of older people, with a focus on the brain – including the creation of brain banks for medical research from population studies.

She also leads The Public Health of Ageing Research Unit, an involved team of specialised dementia researchers whose work includes specific risk reduction trials, studies of ageing and technology, age-friendly cities, plus the impact of ageing and dementia in the populations of low and middle-income countries.

A fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Brayne was listed among the highest cited scholars in the world across all disciplines in 2018 and awarded a CBE for services to public health medicine in the Queen’s 2017 Honours.

Special PHRI Rounds: Nov. 16

Brayne will also give a talk on “social and commercial determinants of neurological health and the relevance of cardiovascular health” in PHRI’s building on Wednesday, November 16, 8:00 – 9:00 am. Please RSVP your attendance to andrew.mente@phri.ca.

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