Jesse Mez, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
Robinson Bldg, Suite 7800
72 East Concord Street
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617.414.8384
Fax: 617.414.1197
Email: jessemez@bu.edu

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (2006)
Residency: Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals, Boston, MA (2010)
Fellowship: Behavioral Neurology, Neuropsychiatry and Geriatric Neurology, Columbia University, New York (2013)
Post Graduate: Biostatistics (Statistical Genetic Track), MS, Columbia University, New York (2013)
Board Certifications: Neurology

Research Interests

Dr. Mez’s research focuses on the application of statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology to various forms of dementia. He is particularly interested in the role of genetic and non-genetic factors in atypical clinical presentations of Alzheimer’s disease. He also is interested in how the interaction of genetic risk factors and trauma influence dementia risk.

Recent Publications

Mez J*, Mukherjee S*, Thornton T, Fardo D, Trittschuh E, Waterston L, Sherva R, Kauwe K, Naj AC, Beecham GW, Gross A, Saykin AJ, Green RC, Crane P. Genome-wide SNP analysis of executive-prominent late-onset Alzheimer’s disease is highly heritable. (submitted) *joint first authors

Mez J, Stern RA, McKee AC. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2013 Dec 1;13(12):1–12.

Mez J, Cosentino S, Brickman AM, Huey ED, Mayeux R. Different Demographic, Genetic, and Longitudinal Traits in Language versus Memory Alzheimer’s Subgroups. J Alzheimers Dis JAD. 2013 Jun 20.

Mez J, Cosentino S, Brickman AM, Huey ED, Manly JJ, Mayeux R. Faster cognitive and functional decline in Dysexecutive versus amnestic Alzheimer’s subgroups: a longitudinal analysis of the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC) database. PloS One. 2013;8(6):e65246.

Mez J, Cosentino S, Brickman AM, Huey ED, Manly JJ, Mayeux R . Dysexecutive versus amnestic Alzheimer disease subgroups: analysis of demographic, genetic, and vascular factors. Alzheimer Dis. Assoc. Disord. 27, 218–225. 2013.

Huey, ED, Manly JJ, Tang M, Schupf N, Brickman AM, Manoochehri M, Mez J, DeCarli C, Devanand DP, Mayeux R. Course and etiology of dysexecutive MCI in a community sample. Alzheimers Dement. J. Alzheimers Assoc. 2013 Feb 26.

Sheikh SI, Vaitkevicius H, Mez J, Diamond EL. Meningitis associated with sphenoid sinus encephalocoele. Pract Neurol. 2010 Feb;10(1):43-4.

Mez J, Cole JW, Howard TD, Macclellan LR, Stine OC, O’Connell JR, Wozniak MA, Stern BJ, Sorkin JD, Mitchell BD, Kittner SJ. Evaluation of self-reported ethnicity in a case-control population: the stroke prevention in young women study. BMC Res Notes. 2009 Dec 18;2:260.

Karkera JD, Lee JS, Roessler E, Banerjee-Basu S, Ouspenskaia MV, Mez J, Goldmuntz E, Bowers P, Towbin J, Belmont JW, Baxevanis AD, Schier AF, Muenke M. Loss-of-function mutations in growth differentiation factor-1 (GDF1) are associated with congenital heart defects in humans. Am J Hum Genet. 2007 Nov;81(5):987-94.

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine