Washington Heights Inwood and Columbia Aging Project (WHICAP)

Principal Investigators

Richard Mayeux, MD, MS
Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry & Epidemiology
Chair, Department of Neurology
Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, 622 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032
Email:  rpm2@columbia.edu

Nicole Shupf
Email:  ns24@columbia.edu

Data Contact

Dr. Nicole Shupf
Email:  ns24@columbia.edu


Setting: Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, Inwood, Columbia USA
Start Date: 1989
End Date: Ongoing
Particpants: Multi-ethnic sample of around 6,000 individuals from three recruitment waves

(1) Dementias (including late-onset Alzheimer's disease), MCI, and age-related cognitive decline; (2) Emotional health, IADLs, blood pressure, anthropometric measures, cardiovascular status, and selected biomarkers (lipids, amyloid  β peptides, sex hormones, homocysteine, insulin, and C-reactive protein); (3) Subgroups with MRI and PET scans.