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WAI Faculty & Staff

Nia Norris, MA
Associate Research Specialist


Contact Information

Phone: 414-219-5159
Mailing address: Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Center for Urban Population Health, 1020 N. 12th Street, Suite 4180, Milwaukee, WI 53233

Role at the WAI

As the Associate Research Specialist, Nia supports the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute's (WAI) Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP) project and the Aging and Chronic Disease research initiatives of the Center for Urban Population Health in the Milwaukee area. In addition, she supports the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) in their efforts to reach and provide services for the African-American community, and is involved with community education and outreach activities of WAI. Also, she creates awareness about Alzheimer's disease in the African-American community. Nia is interested in successful community engagement of diverse populations, assisting minority and medically underserved individuals and families, and providing better access to services that will aid in eliminating the pervasiveness of health disparity gaps in the community. She received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master's Degree in Public Service specializing in Health Care Administration from Marquette University.


Current WAI Projects

WAI Milwaukee Project, Milwaukee Alzheimer's Prevention Program (MAPP), Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP)



Marquette University, Masters in Public Service: Health Care Administration, May 2010

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelors of Arts, Women Studies,



American College of Healthcare Executives