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.