Case Western Reserve University, M.A., Bioethics, 2012
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (Arizona State University), Juris Doctor, 2008
Pepperdine University, B.A., International Studies with an Emphasis on Political Science, 2005
Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute, University of California - San Francisco (2018)
Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic (2013)
Neuroscience, Aging, Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Ethics
Jalayne J. Arias is an Associate Professor in Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. Prof. Arias’ research focuses on the policy, legal, and ethical questions that arise in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, aging, and neurosciences.
Professor Arias is a multidisciplinary researcher and scholar leading studies at the intersection of science, health care, policy, and law. Her research portfolio addresses critical policy, social, legal, and ethical challenges for older adults and neurosciences. Her prior and ongoing studies have identified employment and insurance discrimination based on emerging techniques to identify risk for Alzheimer’s disease, evaluated genetic data-sharing guidelines in research, considered the relevance of return of research results for recruitment and enrollment, analyzed private payers’ coverage policies for genetic testing, examined challenges to financing long-term care, identified policy needs within the criminal justice system in managing and caring for older adults, and characterized financial and legal decision-making in young-onset dementias. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, including a K01 Career Development. She has also received funding through foundation grants and non-profits including the Alzheimer’s Associate, the Marcus Family Foundation, the Hellman Family Foundation, and the Aging Research in Criminal Health Network.