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Marcia Pescador Jimenez

Marcia Pescador Jimenez is an Assistant Professor at the Epidemiology Department at the Boston University School of Public Health. She has a multidisciplinary research portfolio that includes spatial epidemiology, life-course analysis, health disparities, and aging. Her latest work focuses on novel metrics of greenspace and the urban environment using Deep Learning Algorithms and Google Street View images to examine the association between the natural environment and Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. She has extensive experience working with several cohort studies, including, the New England Family Study, Project Viva, the Nurses Health Studies, and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. She is currently funded through a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute on Aging, and an Alzheimer’s Association Research Grant to Promote Diversity. Her work aims to quantify the role of built and natural environment on cognitive functioning and Alzheimer’s disease risk, evaluating racial/ethnic disparities.