Cohort 
2016

Jalayne Arias, JD, MA

Legal & Ethical Researcher, Assistant Professor

We must address the legal and societal structures that expose individuals with dementia and their families to unequal treatments.

Current Work

Assistant Professor, Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology, University of California - San Francisco

Words of Strength

Developing strategy, networking, creative thinking

Vision

To reduce the social impact of dementia, researchers and policy makers need to address the legal and societal structures that expose individuals with dementia and their families to unequal treatment.

Strategy

Jalayne is currently conducting research to identify discrimination risks based on a risk for Alzheimer's disease and developing potential anti-discrimination protections relevant to employment and insurance.

Motivation

Research that advances early detection of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative illnesses raises novel legal and ethical issues regarding potential employment and insurance discrimination.

Education & Experience

Jalayne J. Arias, JD, MA is an Assistant Professor at the University of California San Francisco in the Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology. Her research examines the legal and ethical challenges in Alzheimer’s and dementia. integrates empirical legal, qualitative, and health services research methods to better understand the legal and ethical challenges that are inherent to dementia care. Jalayne received her Juris Doctor degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (ASU), a Masters in Bioethics from Case Western University (Cleveland, Ohio), and advanced fellowship training in Clinical Ethics from the Cleveland Clinic.