Excluding Minorities from Alzheimer’s Research Is Wrong–And It’s Keeping Us from Finding a Cure

July 19, 2019

(Quartz) – Petty has earned the trust of his peers and the people he serves. So when he decided to work with John Morris, a neurologist at Washington University in St. Louis, they took notice. Morris researches the causes and treatments of Alzheimer’s disease, and though St. Louis has a large African American population—about 46% of the city’s 303,000 residents are black—clinical research conducted at his Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center struggles to reflect the population’s demographics.