Biography & Research:
Paulo Caramelli obtained his MD degree in 1987 at the University of São Paulo (USP) School of Medicine, in São Paulo, Brazil and completed the residency program in Neurology at the same institution in 1991. Research fellow at the University of Montréal, Canada, from 1992 to 1994. In 1997, he completed a PhD in Neurological Sciences at USP. He is currently Professor of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and Coordinator of the Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology Research Group at UFMG, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Member of the International Working Group on Neurocognitive Disorders of the World Health Organization for the Revision of ICD-11 (2011 – 2017). Current member of the Advisory Council of the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART). His research activities are focused on epidemiological, clinical and translational studies on brain aging, cognitive impairment and dementia, particularly Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia, as well as studies about cognitive reserve and education.