September 5, 2018
Presented by: Walter Rocca, MD, MPH & Jennifer St. Sauver, MPH, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology and the Ralph S. and Beverley E. Caulkins Professor of Neurodegenerative Diseases Research & Professor of Epidemiology, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
About this seminar: Drs. Walter Rocca and Jennifer St. Sauver co-direct the Rochester Epidemiology Project medical records-linkage system.
Dr. Rocca is Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology and the Ralph S. and Beverley E. Caulkins Professor of Neurodegenerative Diseases Research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (USA). He is the Co-Director of the Rochester Epidemiology Project medical records-linkage system and Co-Director of the Mayo Clinic Specialized Center of Research on Sex Differences.
Dr. Rocca's research focuses on brain aging and on the etiology of common neurodegenerative diseases such as parkinsonism and dementia. He has recently focused his work on the effects of surgical menopause and estrogen on brain aging in women and on multimorbidity as a clinical marker of accelerated aging. He is also contributing to the emerging fields of dimorphic neurology and dimorphic medicine (impact of sex and gender on health and diseases).
Dr. St. Sauver is a Professor of Epidemiology in the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota (USA). She received her MPH and PhD degrees in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. After graduation, she joined Mayo Clinic as a Collaborative Scientist in 1999. She is an epidemiologic methodologist, with extensive experience in the design and conduct of observational research studies.
Her current research focuses on using the Rochester Epidemiology Project to understand the impact and outcomes of multiple chronic conditions at the population level. She is also a member of the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, with specific interest in community-based interventions to improve population health.