Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, PhD

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Dr. Zeki Al Hazzouri’s primary research focus pertains to how exposures from across the life-course influence cognitive function, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, stroke and other related health outcomes in old age. In her work on cognitive aging, she also focuses on minority populations. One of her research goals is to employ lifecourse models to better understand how modification of social and cardiovascular factors or their timing may reduce the burden of cognitive aging and dementia disparities. She is currently leading two NIH-funded R01 projects that use advanced causal inference methods to understand determinants of dementia and selection biases. Prior to joining Columbia University, she was an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Miami. Dr. Zeki Al Hazzouri earned her Bachelor and Master degrees from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, and completed her doctoral studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.


Education & Training:
PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
MSc, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
BSs, American University of Beirut, Lebanon


Honors and Awards:
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association/American Academy of Neurology Foundation Lawrence M. Brass, M.D. Stroke Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2012
Alzheimer's Association in Northern California and Northern Nevada for “Excellence in Research on Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders,” 2012