Area of Expertise
I am committed to be a leader in the geriatric community. My particular area of interest is neurocognitive disorders in the older adult minority population. My goals are to provide education, research, and awareness on dementia to the underserved population. As a minority and a caregiver for a loved one with dementia, I felt I missed the mark on my dad’s diagnosis and care. This has inspired me to provide community outreach and education on the signs and symptoms of the disease, importance of early screening, participation in research trials, and caregiver burnout. I have worked with the North Central Texas Chapter Alzheimer’s Association African American Task Force to increase awareness about dementia and provide more opportunities and support for the African American Community. My ultimate goal is to deliver that same education and support to all underserved populations.
MSW in Social Work, Texas A&M at Commerce
Award Date: 1 Jan 2001
BA in Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington
Award Date: 1 Jan 2000