Mission and Goals

Mission and Goals


The Latin American Brain Health Institute (BrainLat) aims to empower innovative brain health research leaders across Latin America, in full integration with leading centers worldwide. BrainLat seeks to transcend disciplinary boundaries, forge groundbreaking investigation, and reduce the regional impact of dementia. This mission benefits from a partnership with the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

Our Values

Translation and commitment: We develop research-based projects geared towards capacity building and implementation science.

Multidisciplinary innovation: We assess how overlooked converging factors impact on brain health to develop innovative approaches to research and capacity building.

Local ideas in a global landscape: We merge bottom-up regional initiatives into a single landscape via win-win collaborations between high- and low/middle-income countries, facing local needs from a local-global perspective.

Transforming challenges into opportunities. We aim to turn typical regional problems (cultural differences between high- and low/middle-income countries, underrepresented populations, lack of trust among teams, isolationist practices, poor multicenter funding) into opportunities to make greater changes.

Our Goals
  • To further brain health by (a) boosting local, regional, and international multidisciplinary research; (b) increasing prevention, interventions, and multidisciplinary developments; and (c) generating postgraduate programs as well as training platforms for the next generation of regional leaders in brain health.
  • To connect leadership, education, research, implementation science, and capacity building for brain health and dementia research, care, and related actions across Latin America.
  • To develop a multidisciplinary hub for brain health centered in the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and expanded via strong local and international networking.
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