Site PI - Steven Waring, DVM, PhD
Dr. Waring is an Epidemiologist and Senior Research Scientist with the Essentia Institute of Rural Health in Duluth, Minnesota. He has conducted numerous population-based epidemiologic studies in Guam, Olmsted County (Minnesota), Texas, and Central Wisconsin on a broad range of topics. He has also taught basic, clinical, and advanced epidemiologic methods at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX), Texas A&M University (College Station, TX), and the University of Texas Health Science Center and School of Public Health (Houston, TX).
His research interests include healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease, rural health, comparative effectiveness research to inform efficient and effective health care delivery, and translational research that utilizes the wealth of information from genomics and other basic sciences, clinical practice, and community studies to improve population health. His current research includes investigations into healthy aging and cognitive health in rural elderly, including development and evaluation of the utility and effectiveness of clinical decision support tools for dementia screening, diagnosis, and care management. He is also a co-investigator in the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center at the University of Minnesota and Professor of Pharmacology in the College of Pharmacy, UMN-Duluth. His work appears in a number of peer-reviewed journals and published abstracts at national and international meetings. Dr. Waring is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Agromedicine and recently elected a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology in recognition of significant and sustained contributions to epidemiology. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Minnesota-North Dakota Alzheimer’s Association, co-chair of the state of Minnesota ACT on Alzheimer’s Leadership Group for early identification of Alzheimer’s disease, and serves on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee for the MN-ND Alzheimer’s Association. He received his B.S., M.S. and DVM from Texas A&M University, and his PhD in Epidemiology with a concentration in Neuroscience and Biostatistics from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston.