Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC)
FILED UNDER:AD and Dementia Disparities Focused Research
Jonathan Jackson, PhD is a cognitive neuroscientist on faculty at Harvard Medical School, investigating the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, particularly in the absence of overt memory problems. He also serves on Massachusetts General Hospital’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and MGH’s Cancer Center Equity Program, specializing in identifying and overcoming barriers to clinical research for people and communities of color. His research focuses on midlife and late-life health disparities in clinical settings that affect Black populations, relevant to both dementia and oncology research. He has also served on the ADRC’s Outreach Recruitment and Education (ORE) Core since 2014 and has become a well-known MGH representative to communities of color and dozens of affiliated organizations, particularly regarding clinical research.