Deborah Gustafson, MS, PhD

Gustafson, Deborah 2019 120x160Deborah Gustafson, MS, PhD, is a Professor at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Department of Neurology, and Director of NeuroEpidemiology. She is multiple Principal Investigator of the Brooklyn site of the NIH-funded, multicenter MACS WIHS Combined Cohort Study, for which she chairs the Aging Working Group and leads efforts in assessments of cognition and frailty. Dr. Gustafson has researched the epidemiology of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders for 20 years and in chronic disease epidemiology for almost 30 years. Dr. Gustafson has over 190 peer-reviewed or invited publications. She is an Associate Editor for Alzheimer’s & Dementia, the journal of the Alzheimer’s Association,and on the editorial board for Advances in Geriatric Medicine and Research (AGMR); legacy Chair of the Vascular Cognitive Disorders Professional Interest Area (VPIA) for the Alzheimer’s Association; on the Executive Committee and 2020 Program Committee of the International Society of Vascular Behavioural and Cognitive Disorders (VasCog);and member of the New York City Regional Obesity Forum (NYCROF). Deborah received her educational training from the University of Minnesota (PhD, MS and BA), held an NIH postdoctoral fellowship in Genetic Epidemiology, and was awarded docentur at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

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