Advancing Alzheimer’s Disease Communication and Recruitment Science among American Indians and Alaska Natives (Amanda’s K01)

Status: Current

Grant Start: 05/01/2021

Grant End: 02/28/2026

This study aims to assess how American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people seek, process, and react to online information sources about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and will administer a pilot study to evaluate the feasibility of a future effectiveness trial. This study will result in a culturally tailored website for AI/AN people and provide the information needed to develop further online information materials on ADRD and clinical studies to AI/AN people; it also provides much-needed information for public health officials, healthcare providers, and policymakers about health communication with AI/AN people.


  • Daybreak Star Indian Culture Center
  • Seattle Indian Health Board International District Clinic
  • Duwamish Tribe
  • Suquamish Tribe
  • Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
  • Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
  • The Tulalip Tribes
  • The Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Funding Sponsors

  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Communities Involved

  • Tribal communities

Study Locations

  • Puget Sound region of Washington State

Study Type

  • Survey
  • Mixed methods
  • Psychophysiology Measures

Study Characteristics

  • Ages 50 plus

Principal Investigator(s)

Heath Research Initiatives

  • American Indian and Alaska Native