Kristen Jacklin, Ph.D

Kristen Jacklin, Ph.D

Associate Director

Dr. Jacklin is a medical anthropologist. Her research focuses on chronic disease care for Indigenous peoples, including investigations concerning aging; cognitive health and dementia; diabetes; and Indigenous health/medical education. She is the principal investigator for MK-MDT’s first NIH grant: Indigenous Cultural Understandings of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia – Research and Engagement (ICARE). Dr. Jacklin is the founder of the International Indigenous Dementia Research Network and the Indigenous Cognition Awareness and Aging Awareness Research Exchange (I-CAARE.com).