Lon R. White, M.D., M.P.H.

Lon R. White

Dr. Lon White is a senior neuroepidemiologist and Principal Investigator on grants from the NIH, DOD, and the Alzheimer’s Association (Zenith Fellows Award).  The NIH grant funds a cooperative effort with the University of Washington, the University of Minnesota, and the National Institute on Aging, NIH.  That project employs data from the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study (HAAS) and the Nun Study to better understand the pathogenesis of brain aging and dementia.  Other research looks at risk factors associated with dementia-related brain lesions and the relationship of traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. White received his MD and residency training in Pediatrics from the University of Washington, and his MPH in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.  He founded the HAAS as an NIH research contract in 1991 and acted as its Director from 1991-2001, then as Principal Investigator following its conversion to NIH grant support in 2001 until closure of new data collection in 2012.