HAMPLAB is a community of Faculty and students. Our research interests revolve around two major themes inspired by the decolonial perspective in sciences. One focuses on the early detection of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) in older Black men. We study how to detect progression and conversion to ADRD in Black men, long before the presentation of behavioral symptoms. The second focuses on the early detection of cancer in older Black men. We study psychosocial factors that predict fatal stage cancer diagnosis in older Black men.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by improving the physical, mental, and cultural health of aging Black men through collaborative research, education, and services.