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Marilyn Albert, Ph.D.

ADRC Director
E-mail: [email protected]

Marilyn Albert is Director of the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Director of the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

Dr. Albert’s major research interests are in the area of cognitive change with age, disease-related changes of cognition (with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s Disease) and the relationship of cognitive change to brain structure and function, as assessed through imaging.


  • Pettigrew C, Nazarovs J, Soldan A, Singh V, Wang J, Hohman T, Dumitrescu L, Libby J, Kunkle B, Gross A, Johnson S, Lu Q, Engelman C, Masters C, Maruff P, Laws S, Morris J, Hassenstab J, Cruchaga C, Resnick S, Kitner-Triolo M, An Y, Albert M. Alzheimer’s disease genetic risk and cognitive reserve in relationship to long-term cognitive trajectories among cognitively normal individuals, Alzheimer’s Res Ther, 2023; 15: 66.
  • Soldan A, Pettigrew C, Zhu Y, Wang M-C, Bilgel M, Hou X, LuH, MillerM, Albert M. Association of lifestyle activities with functional brain connectivity and relationship to cognitive decline among older adults, Cerebral Cortex, 2021; 31: 5637-5651.
  • Soldan A, Pettigrew C, Zhu Y, Wang MC, Moghekar A, Gottesman RF, Singh B, Martinez O, Fletcher E, DeCarli C, Albert M. White matter hyperintensities and CSF Alzheimer disease biomarkers in preclinical Alzheimer Disease. Neurology. 2020; 94: e950-e960.
  • Albert M, Zhu Y, Moghekar A, Mori S, Miller M, Soldan A, Pettigrew C, Selnes O, Li S, Wang M-C. Predicting progression from normal cognition to mild cognitive impairment for individuals at 5 years. Brain 2018; 141: 877-887.
  • Albert M, Soldan A, Gottesman R, McKhann G, Sacktor N, Farrington L, Grega M, Turner R, Lu Y, Li S, Wang MC, Selnes O. Cognitive changes preceding clinical symptom onset of mild cognitive impairment and relationship to ApoE genotype. Current Alzheimers Research, 2014; 11: 773-784.
  • Albert MS, DeKosky ST, Dickson D, Dubois B, Feldman HH, Fox NC, Gamst A, Holtzman DM, Jagust WJ, Petersen RC, Snyder PJ, Carrillo MC, Thies B, Phelps CH. The diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s disease: recommendations from the National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer’s Association workgroups on diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimers Dement 2011; 7: 270-279.


Primary Appointment in Neurology
Secondary Appointments in Psychiatry & Behavioral Science; Neuroscience; Pathology; Psychology & Brain Science; Mental Health