Position title: Assistant Director, All of Us Research Program
Bashir Easter, PhD, is Assistant Director with the UW All of Us Research Program (Milwaukee site) and oversees the day-to-day operations of the UW All of Us Milwaukee team.
In 2020, he completed his doctoral research focusing on African American adolescents’ internal and external experiences caring for a family member living with dementia. His interest in this topic is personal. He is the one in his family caring for his mother who was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 55. Following this diagnosis, he intensified his research in this area and became the first Dementia Care Specialist for the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, working with community partners to make a significant impact in creating a dementia-capable system and dementia-friendly community.
Easter earned his PhD from Capella University, an MBA from Concordia University, and a BS from Cardinal Stritch University. He also received an Associate of Science degree in business management from the Milwaukee Area Technical College.