Biography & Research:
I am a licensed clinical neuropsychologist and I am the Co-Leader of the Boston University (BU) Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) Clinical Core. I am a lead scientist of the BU CTE Center. I have an active and established research program that has a focus on: (1) the relationship between repetitive head impacts (RHI) with later-life cognitive and neuropsychiatric decline, as well as neurodegenerative disease(s); (2) the contribution of cerebrovascular disease to the clinical and neuropathological expression of CTE, AD and AD related dementias (ADRD); and (3) the development of in vivo biomarkers for CTE, AD, and ADRD. I am the Project Lead of the NIH-funded multisite U54 grant and I am the recipient of an NIH K23 Award. I am also site PI and co-investigator on numerous other federal and non-federal grants. I have >130 peer-review publications and my research in the field of RHI has set the stage for risk of long-term neurological disorders associated with RHI and for CTE biomarker discovery.