Dr. Brea Perry is Professor in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN - as well as an affiliated faculty of the Indiana University Network Science Institute. Her research focuses on the intersections of medical sociology, biosociology, and social networks.
Dr. Perry has published many articles and reviews, written numerous book chapters, and edited and co-authored three books. Her current NIH-funded projects investigate social network indicators of prescription drug seeking behavior, the role of personal social networks in neurodegeneration and older adults’ cognitive decline, and the coevolution of recent Mexican immigrants’ social networks and oral health attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes.
Dr. Perry's talk title is: “Bridging capital and cognitive reserve: Social network moderation of neurodegeneration in the aging brain.” This event is open to the public.