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Examining the factors influencing participation of Black and White Americans in Alzheimer’s disease biomarker research

The use of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarkers such as amyloid and tau levels to facilitate early detection and improvement of treatment of AD is a high-priority research area. However, AD biomarker research necessitates diverse research participants given that the levels of biomarkers and their clinical interpretations may vary based on race. Yet, Black Americans are underrepresented in AD research despite having higher risks of developing AD compared to White Americans.