Rochelle Long

Rochelle is the 2019 Citizen Scientist Cornerstone Award honoree. Her involvement with Alzheimer’s clinical trials at the University Hospitals Brain Health and Memory Center in Beachwood, OH spans 18 years and counting. She has been a participant or research study partner in seven trials and is a member of the University Hospitals Minority Outreach Board, encouraging African Americans and Latinos—who are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s but underrepresented in research—to get involved. “Drugs that work for white men may not work as well for black women,” Long says. “More of us in the African-American community need to be involved in research to determine the reasons for that.” Rochelle resides in Shaker Heights, OH.

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