Goals of the Core

The core also provides expertise on experimental design and analysis to ADRC cores, pilot projects, and other aging and Alzheimer's disease research initiatives. Activities that support this objective include:


Consulting with investigators on all projects, grant submissions, presentations, and manuscripts

Pilot Project Review

Reviewing all ADRC pilot projects for statistical content


Collaborating with other ADRCs on special projects of mutual interest

Data Analysis

Incorporating advances in statistical methodology to interpret and analyze data collected

One of the primary objectives of this core is to maintain a centralized database of all information collected by the ADRC cores, pilot projects, and Alzheimer's disease and aging research studies. Activities that support this objective include:

  • Ensuring confidentiality and security of data
  • Developing data collection forms and entering data
  • Providing monthly summaries to the ADRC Executive Committee
  • Creating appropriate subsets of data for approved projects and investigators
  • Reporting accurate and complete datasets to the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center

Richard Kryscio, PhD

Room 230
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
800 S. Limestone St.
Lexington, KY

(859) 218-3863 (office)
(859) 257-4665(fax)


Senior Investigators

  • Erin Abner, PhD (co-leader)
  • Frederick A. Schmitt, PhD
  • Mark Ebbert, PhD
  • David Fardo, PhD
  • Yuriko Katsumata, PhD


  • Ashley Wilson, Director of Research Data Solutions
  • Josh Stalion, Senior Data Manager
  • Jacob Crump, DataOps Engineer
  • Marvin Anderson, Senior DevOps Engineer
  • Smith Thay, DevOps Engineer
  • Cody Penn, DevOps Engineer