Current Work

Kuri is a geriatric physician and gerontologist. She is interested in developing programs that serve older people living with dementia, especially in indigenous people in poverty conditions. 

Personal Hero

My mother

Words of Strength

Dreaming big

Vision

Kuri believes we must stop thinking that getting old means getting sick. She wants to highlight the presence of the indigenous population in Latin America because their aging is experienced differently from others, and it is important to consider these differences. 

Strategy

As a geriatrician, Kuri’s main task is to comprehensively evaluate the patient and control the risk factors for dementia.

Impact

As an Atlantic Fellow, Kuri’s objective is to create working groups with the central government and to develop programs that serve older people living with dementia.

Motivation

In Ecuador, dementia is an underdiagnosed disease, especially in the indigenous populations. Kuri’s interest is to diagnose and provide a neurocognitive rehabilitation plan to vulnerable groups, such as indigenous people who are a group with a different reality when aging.

Education & Experience

Kuri received her medical school training from the Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina, Cuba. She received her specialty in Geriatrics and Gerontology from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI)
current
Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Residency
Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina, Cuba
Medicine
MD

Podcasts

Near FM

Atlantic, Pacific and Beyond: Cindy Weinstein, Adolfo Garcia and Kuri Tituana

Global Equity

November 23, 2021