R01 AG055527      

Project period:   9/15/17 to 4/30/24

Sponsoring Institution:  Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Multicultural Healthy Diet Study to Reduce Cognitive Decline & Alzheimer’s Risk is a randomized controlled diet trial designed to test whether an anti-inflammatory dietary pattern compared to usual diet can mitigate cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease risk in a diverse population of 40-65 year old adults in Bronx, New York. It is funded by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. This study involves 290 participants who complete seven days or burst of ‘brain games’ on smartphones and record their dietary intake for the same time period. Up to four bursts are collected on each person. This study is novel in that the diet intervention is done during a sensitive period- during mid-life -when changes in diet intake might have the most effect in influencing the trajectory of cognitive decline. Diet- and inflammatory-related biomarkers are also collected.

Project Team

Martin J. Sliwinski , Ph.D.


Jonathan Hakun


Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Ph.D., RD, Principal Investigator
Mindy J. Katz, Co-Investigator
Pamela Shaw, Ph.D., Co-investigator
Judith Wylie-Rosett, Ed.D., RD, Co-investigator