Turbo-charged: Aging in Women with HIV

Please join the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) HIV & Aging Scientific Working Group on Thursday, February 16 for a networking event featuring Dr. Deborah Gustafson (Professor of Neurology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center).


  • Date: Thursday, 2/16/17 from 5:30-8 p.m.
    • 5:30-6 p.m – Pizza and networking
    • 6-8 p.m. – Presentations
  • Location: Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Room 1000


  • “Turbo-charged: Aging in Women with HIV” (Deborah Gustafson, MS, PhD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center)
  • “Aging and AIDS: Teach Your Mitochondria Well” (William Lewis, MD, Emory University)
  • “Risky Business? CAM* in the HAART Era” (Sean Halpin, MA, Emory University)

Register today!

Guest Speaker

Deborah Gustafson, MS, PhD

Deborah Gustafson, MS, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Director, NeuroEpidemiology Program
Guest Researcher, Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Research Unit (EPINEP), University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Visiting Professor, Department of Health and Education, University of Skövde, Sweden
Co-Principal Investigator, Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), SUNY Downstate site

About Dr. Gustafson

In 2003, Dr. Gustafson was the first to report on a relationship between being overweight and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease based on population-based studies in Sweden. She continues to explore adiposity, as well as vascular and metabolic factors, in relationship to neuropsychiatric disorders and age-related brain changes, with an evolving focus on underrepresented populations. She is a member of several collaborative research groups in the United States, Europe, and South America with this focus. She is a work package leader for the multi-national and translational European Union project, Lipididiet, which investigates omega-3 fatty acids, cholesterol, and adiposity in cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. A theme of her research is the relationship between adipose tissue hormones and dementia/cognition, and she has obtained funding from multiple sources to investigate this among elderly Swedish populations, women with HIV/AIDS (WIHS), and individuals with type-2 diabetes mellitus (ACCORD/MIND).

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