University of Washington Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (UW ADRC): Native Research and Resource Core (NRRC)

Status: Current

Grant Start: 06/01/2019

Grant End: 04/30/2024

Many American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities view research with skepticism and mistrust, in part because research has historically been done in or on communities rather than with them. As a result, partnerships with Native communities are challenged by distrust of scientific research, misunderstandings, or competing priorities between researchers and community members. In the Native Research and Resource Core (NRRC), we will conduct complementary activities that center on increasing AI/AN representation in the UW ADRC and NACC and expanding access to their data. 

We are currently recruiting AI/AN participants to receive $200 for participating in our study. Please call Breanna Jones at 509-339-0920 if you are interested in learning more.


  • Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
  • Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition
  • Daybreak Star Indian Culture Center
  • National Indian Council on Aging
  • Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
  • Chief Seattle Club

Funding Sponsors

  • Federal - National Institutes of Health
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Communities Involved

  • Tribal communities

Study Locations

  • Washington

Study Type

  • Community based participatory research

Study Characteristics

  • Ages 50 plus

IREACH Programs

Team Member(s)

Heath Research Initiatives

  • American Indian and Alaska Native
  • Rural
  • Urban

Focus Areas

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Health disparities