Dr. Crystal M. Glover

Crystal Glover

Crystal M. Glover, PhD, is a health equity in aging researcher and mixed-methodologist. She serves as an Assistant Professor at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center and in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. She is also Leader of the Outreach and Recruitment Core at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center. She received her doctorate in social psychology and neuropsychology from Howard University and completed her postdoctoral research fellowship at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. She later received the Carol T. Mowbray Early Career Research Award from the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association before joining the Department of Preventive Medicine at Rush University Medical Center as a BMO Harris Bank Health Disparities Research Fellow. Glover later joined the faculty of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in 2016. Her areas of interest include health equity and health disparities; psychosocial determinants of health including education, employment, housing, and purpose in life; intersectionality as a conceptual framework and methodology; and social cognitive processes such as attitudes, beliefs, and stereotypes. She focuses on cognitive and healthy aging in underrepresented and understudied communities including African Americans and Latinos and employs mixed-methods research designs to address related research questions. Glover’s current NIH-funded research focuses on decision-making regarding brain donation among older adults representing racial, ethnic, and economic minority groups. Glover has widely published her work in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented her research at international and national scientific meetings. Dr. Glover belongs to various professional groups, including The Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART), working to address health disparities and facilitate health equity both nationally and locally.