16th Matilda White Riley Honors: 2023

May 15, 2023, 1:30pm – 4:45pm EDT
Jennifer J. Manly, Ph.D., Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Jennifer J. Manly, Ph.D.

Distinguished Lecturer: Jennifer J. Manly, Ph.D.
Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease & the Aging Brain,
Department of Neurology, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Presentation: Lifecourse Social and Structural Mechanisms of Inequalities in Cognitive Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease




Jennifer J. Manly, Ph.D. is a Professor of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Her research focuses on mechanisms of inequalities in cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s Disease. Her research team has partnered with the Black and Latinx communities in New York City and around the United States to design and carry out investigations of structural and social forces across the lifecourse, such as educational opportunities, discrimination, and socioeconomic inequality, and how these factors relate to cognition and brain health later in life. She is the MPI of the Columbia Interdisciplinary Research Center on Alzheimer’s Disparities which focuses on mentoring early career scientists from minoritized backgrounds, and has received several career mentoring awards. Dr. Manly was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2021. She served on the HHS Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services from 2011 – 2015 and is a current member of the National Advisory Council on Aging.

16th Matilda White Early-Stage Investigator Paper Awardees

Alina Arseniev-Koehler, Ph.D.
NLM T15 Postdoctoral Trainee in Biomedical Informatics,
University of California San Diego
Assistant Professor of Sociology,
Purdue University (on leave)
Developing and applying a novel natural language processing approach to characterize violent deaths in the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)

Marissa Burgermaster, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
The University of Texas at Austin
Psychosocial-behavioral phenotyping and beyond: Biomedical informatics methods for precision behavioral nutrition

Jessica Finlay, Ph.D.
Research Investigator,
University of Michigan
Cognability: An ecological theory of neighborhoods and cognitive aging

Ted K.S. Ng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Arizona State University
Investigating biological pathways underpinning the longitudinal association between loneliness and incident cognitive impairment

May 15, 2023, 1:30pm – 4:45pm
Jennifer J. Manly, Ph.D.
Natcher Conference Center (bldg. 45) and Online