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Maria Mora Pinzon

Assistant Professor

School of Medicine and Public Health | Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute

Hometown: Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela

Dr. Mora Pinzon is assistant professor in the division of geriatrics and gerontology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Her research program focuses on health services research in dementia care, barriers to access to medical care in diverse underrepresented communities, and health disparities in Latinx communities, with particular interest in improving access to care for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias for Latinx individuals.

She received her medical degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela – Escuela Jose Maria Vargas, a master’s degree in Clinical Research from Rush University (Chicago, IL), and completed Preventive Medicine Residency at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW-Madison) in 2017.

Dr. Mora Pinzon has leadership positions in the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Medical Organization for the Latino Advancement in Wisconsin, and is a member of Health Policy Professional Interest Areas of The Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART).

Among her awards, she was selected as 2018 Young Physician of the year by the National Hispanic Medical Association, 2020 William Kane Rising Start Award from the American College of Preventive Medicine, and more recently named by Medscape as one of the 25 Rising Stars in Medicine. Dr. Mora Pinzon is a REC scholar with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and received a K99/R00 from the National Institute of Aging to fund her project “Improving Access to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia’s Care Services for Latinx Individuals at Community Health Clinics”.


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