Dr. Maria Mora Pinzon career and research highlighted in La Comunidad News

On September 13, 2023, La Comunidad News published a in-depth profile of Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS, FACPM. Dr. Mora Pinzon is assistant professor in the division of geriatrics and gerontology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. At Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, Dr. Mora Pinzon leads a research team focused on health services research in dementia care, barriers to access to medical care in diverse underrepresented communities, and health disparities in Latinx communities, with particular interest in improving access to care for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias for Latinx individuals. More than 13 percent of Hispanics over the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, according to statistics from the 2023 Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures report. That number is expected to quadruple by the year 2060.

The news profile describes Dr. Mora Pinzon’s career and how she came to focus on this subject area. Dr. Mora Pinzon is also a co-founder of @latinasinmedicine, an online community for Latina healthcare providers to share stories and resources and build community, with more than 9,500 followers. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, Latina women Assistant professors on the tenure track represent only 1.5 percent of all the assistant professors on tenure track and Latina women comprise only 1.6 percent of all medical faculty in medical schools in the United States. Read more about Dr. Mora Pinzon’s research program on her lab’s website.

Alzheimer’s the silent enemy that is burying Latino’s memories” was published Sept. 13, 2023 in La Comunidad News