DeAnnah Byrd, PhD is an IOG postdoctoral to faculty transition scholar. Her research focuses on understanding racial disparities in cognitive health outcomes over the adult life course. In particular, Dr. Byrd examines trajectories of cognitive functioning among black and white adults in the United States who are as young as 25, with the goal of teasing apart the psychosocial factors that contribute to these disparities, as well as identifying the optimal time in the life course to intervene. Dr. Byrd received her BS in Biology and MS in Population Health Sciences from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, before participating in a Population Health fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Dr. Byrd completed her PhD in Community Health Sciences in the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles.