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Karen Lowe Graham, MA

Karen Lowe Graham, MA, is the manager of research education at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center. She is responsible for developing and implementing recruitment and education activities of the RADC. She develops and manages relationships with key partners and stakeholders — including working with representatives of the RADC, local elected officials and various members and leaders of numerous targeted communities, and overseeing community engagement efforts and related communications. She works in close partnership with other core groups in the aging field. This includes acting as a liaison between communities of color and the RADC. In this role, she contributes to strategically planning effective means of translating findings of the center's studies into practical applications and programming for communities of color. In addition to these duties, she is the chair of the Education Committee of the RADC. Karen has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree in psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Karen holds several leadership positions in aging organizations locally and nationally.