Dementia Research, Education, and Advancement in Los Angeles (DREAM-LA)

Principal Investigator: Keith Vossel, MD

Co-Investigators: Timothy Chang, MD PhD; Mirella Diaz-Santos, PhD; Kacie Deters, PhD; Elizabeth Rose Mayeda PhD; Jennifer Adrissi, MD


Brief Description

Our objective is to establish Hispanic/Latinx (HL), Black, and Asian American, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Alzheimer's disease (AD) and AD related dementias (ADRD) cohorts to study environmental, social, behavioral and biological mechanisms of AD/ADRD.

Community Advisory Board: We are looking for CAB members who can share their expertise and experiences as caregivers or community advocates.

CAB members will help with reviewing and assessing:

  • Participate in regular (virtual/Hybrid) meetings to review and evaluate study materials (4-8 meetings/year)
  • Provide feedback on study design for participant recruitment
  • Share thoughts about ways to share project information widely


  • Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
  • Meet others who are interested in dementia research
  • Help shape the direction of this research study
  • Compensation: $150/hour


Our website is pending, but a good contact is the Project Manager: Samantha Shah at She can talk to anyone interested and expand upon the information/opportunity.


DREAM-LA: Co-Investigators