First Year M.S. Student Elizabeth Evans Presents Research to Black Community Leaders

MS-SLP student Elizabeth Evans standing in front of sunflowers.
Elizabeth Evans

First-year MS-SLP student Elizabeth Evans presented her research to Black Leaders for Brain Health on “Understanding Speech Changes in Aging and Cognitive Decline in African American Adults: Creation of New Methods Based on Community Input.” Elizabeth showed results characterizing semi-spontaneous speech-language measures and longitudinal change from 48 African American adults at increased risk for Alzheimer’s Disease from the Milwaukee, WI area. The presentation led to an engaging and thoughtful discussion on how this work can move forward with community input. Community members were invited to serve as consultants to assist with all aspects of the science, from the creation of new methods to writing grants and scientific papers

Elizabeth works with Kimberly Mueller, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and the Cognitive-Communication in Aging and Neurogenic Disorders Laboratory (CCANDL).