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Dr. María Corrada is a Professor in the Department of Neurology with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology.  She is co-principal investigator and co-founder of The 90+ Study, a longitudinal epidemiological study of aging and dementia of more than 1,800 people aged 90 years and older.  She is also co-principal investigator of Life After 90 a multiethnic cohort of people 90 and older in Northern California. Her research interests include population-based longitudinal studies, the epidemiology of dementia, risk and protective factors, identifying factors that correlate with the presence of brain pathologies, and in particular understanding the cognitive and physical health of the oldest-old. She is a grant reviewer for the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Institute on Aging, reviewer for numerous scientific journals, and associate editor for Alzheimer’s and Dementia: the journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. 

She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico and completed a masters in Biostatistics and a doctorate in Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. 

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Academic Courses

  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology & Prevention (EPIDEM 232) - Dementia Epidemiology

Current Research Projects

  • The 90+ StudyClinical, Imaging, and Pathological Studies in the Oldest-Old: The 90+ Study
  • Life After 90 - Epidemiology of Age-related Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Brain Pathology in a Multiethnic Cohort of Oldest-Old
  • UCI ADRC - Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center of the University of California, Irvine
  • Neuropathologic Substrates for Motor and Cognitive Impairment in Three Existing Cohort Studies of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (Nun Study, Honolulu Asia Aging Study, The 90+ Study)
  • Apolipoprotein E2 and Brain Aging
  • High-resolution Multimodal Imaging of Episodic Memory Networks in Aging


In the News

Medical News Today

July 2017: Why are African Americans more likely to develop Alzheimer's?

Los Angeles Times

January 2017: Late-age onset of high blood pressure may reduce risk of dementia, UCI study finds

Cardiology Advisor

January 2017: Hypertension protective against dementia in old age 

Orange County Register

January 2015: Want to live past 90? You might want to hear what a UC Irvine researcher has learned from the oldest-old

November 2013: After 90, everything changes

October 2013: UCI's 90+ Study tackles age-old question