- Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Science
Dr. Launer received her Ph.D. in epidemiology and nutrition from Cornell University. From 1990 to 1999 she held academic appointments in the Netherlands (Erasmus University Medical School, Free University, National Institute for Public Health) where she collaborated in many epidemiologic studies of neurologic diseases including dementia and migraine headache. Dr. Launer joined NIA as Head of the Neuroepidemiology Unit in February 1999 and received tenure in 2005.
- (2020). Smoking mediates the relationship between SES and brain volume: The CARDIA study. PLoS One. 15(9),
- (2020). Characteristics of incidence hip fracture cases in older adults participating in the longitudinal AGES-Reykjavik study. OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL.
- (2020). Association of Racial Residential Segregation Throughout Young Adulthood and Cognitive Performance in Middle-aged Participants in the CARDIA Study. JAMA Neurology. 77(8), 1000-1007.