Rebecca Gottesman, MD, PhD, completed both her undergraduate and medical training at Columbia University in New York. She completed a neurology residency and vascular neurology fellowship at Johns Hopkins, as well as a PhD in Clinical Investigation at the Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Since joining the Hopkins faculty in 2006, Dr. Gottesman has been involved largely in clinical research and epidemiology of stroke and vascular cognitive impairment, with clinical work in Vascular Neurology. Her research interests focus on the short- and long-term cognitive consequences of stroke and other vascular disease. In particular, she is a coinvestigator with the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study, studying vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and white matter changes in the brain, and is the current PI of an ARIC ancillary study in which she is evaluating the relationship between vascular risk factors and amyloid deposition, evaluated using PET brain imaging. She has particular interest in the role of blood pressure in cognitive aging. Now an associate professor of Neurology, Dr. Gottesman also has a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology, in the School of Public Health, and is a core faculty member in the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research.