Position title: Professor
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792
PhD, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Internship: Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Alzheimer’s disease, neuroimaging, lifestyle, genetics, cognitive resilience
My research focuses on clarifying how alterations in the brain and other biomolecules (such as cerebrospinal fluid β-amyloid) place some cognitively-normal individuals on a pernicious trajectory that culminates in probable Alzheimer’s disease. In this context, I am also interested in discovering new knowledge concerning whether and how specific modifiable (e.g., cognitively-stimulating activities, physical exercise) and non-modifiable (e.g., genetic makeup) factors provide resilience to the deleterious effects of brain changes on cognitive function.