Michael L Alosco, PhD

Associate Professor, Neurology

Michael Alosco
617.638.5351
72 E. Concord Street

Biography

Dr. Alosco is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist and serves as the co-director of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Clinical Core and is a lead investigator of the BU CTE Center. He also oversees Neuropsychology for the Memory and Aging Clinic at Boston Medical Center. He completed his undergraduate studies at Providence College and he earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology, with a focus on neuropsychology, in 2015 from Kent State University. He completed his clinical internship in neuropsychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Alosco completed his post-doctoral studies in neuropsychology via NIH-funded training Awards (T32, F32) at the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and CTE Center. In 2018, he became an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine and he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019. Dr. Alosco has >150 peer-reviewed publications, is the PI of multiple NIH funded grants, is the recipient of an NIH/NINDS K23 Award, is the Project Lead of an NIH-funded multisite U54 grant, and serves as aco-investigator on numerous federal and non-federal funded grants. He has also written numerous book chapters, and he is the co-Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Adult Cognitive Disorders which was published by Oxford University Press in 2019.

Dr. Alosco has an active and established research program that has a thematic focus on three areas: (1) the relationship between repetitive head impacts (RHI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) with a 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) in vivo biomarker development for CTE, AD, and ADRD with a focus on tau PET imaging, structural MRI, and blood-based biomarkers.

Education

  • Kent State University, PhD
  • Kent State University, MA
  • Providence College, BA

Publications

  • Published on 8/12/2021

    Alosco ML, Mariani ML, Adler CH, Balcer LJ, Bernick C, Au R, Banks SJ, Barr WB, Bouix S, Cantu RC, Coleman MJ, Dodick DW, Farrer LA, Geda YE, Katz DI, Koerte IK, Kowall NW, Lin AP, Marcus DS, Marek KL, McClean MD, McKee AC, Mez J, Palmisano JN, Peskind ER, Tripodis Y, Turner RW, Wethe JV, Cummings JL, Reiman EM, Shenton ME, Stern RA. Developing methods to detect and diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy during life: rationale, design, and methodology for the DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2021 08 12; 13(1):136. PMID: 34384490.

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  • Published on 8/10/2021

    Mez J, Alosco ML, Nowinski CJ, McKee AC, Tripodis Y. Reader Response: Association of Position Played and Career Duration and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy at Autopsy in Elite Football and Hockey Players. Neurology. 2021 08 10; 97(6):297-298. PMID: 34373356.

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  • Published on 7/15/2021

    Tao Q, Alvin Ang TF, Akhter-Khan SC, Itchapurapu IS, Killiany R, Zhang X, Budson AE, Turk KW, Goldstein L, Mez J, Alosco ML, Qiu WQ. Impact of C-Reactive Protein on Cognition and Alzheimer Disease Biomarkers in Homozygous Apolipoprotein E ?4 Carriers. Neurology. 2021 Jul 15. PMID: 34266923.

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  • Published on 6/16/2021

    Kochsiek J, O'Donnell LJ, Zhang F, Bonke EM, Sollmann N, Tripodis Y, Wiegand TLT, Kaufmann D, Umminger L, Di Biase MA, Kaufmann E, Schultz V, Alosco ML, Martin BM, Lin AP, Coleman MJ, Rathi Y, Pasternak O, Bouix S, Stern RA, Shenton ME, Koerte IK. Exposure to Repetitive Head Impacts Is Associated With Corpus Callosum Microstructure and Plasma Total Tau in Former Professional American Football Players. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2021 Jun 16. PMID: 34137112.

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  • Published on 6/10/2021

    Kaufmann D, Sollmann N, Kaufmann E, Veggeberg R, Tripodis Y, Wrobel PP, Kochsiek J, Martin BM, Lin AP, Coleman MJ, Alosco ML, Pasternak O, Bouix S, Stern RA, Shenton ME, Koerte IK. Age at First Exposure to Tackle Football is Associated with Cortical Thickness in Former Professional American Football Players. Cereb Cortex. 2021 06 10; 31(7):3426-3434. PMID: 33676369.

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  • Published on 4/13/2021

    Alosco ML, Culhane J, Mez J. Neuroimaging Biomarkers of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Targets for the Academic Memory Disorders Clinic. Neurotherapeutics. 2021 04; 18(2):772-791. PMID: 33847906.

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  • Published on 4/7/2021

    Mez J, Alosco ML, Daneshvar DH, Saltiel N, Baucom Z, Abdolmohammadi B, Uretsky M, Nicks R, Martin BM, Palmisano JN, Nowinski CJ, Montenigro P, Solomon TM, Mahar I, Cherry JD, Alvarez VE, Dwyer B, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, Tripodis Y, Huber BR, Stein TD, Stern RA, McKee AC. Validity of the 2014 traumatic encephalopathy syndrome criteria for CTE pathology. Alzheimers Dement. 2021 Apr 07. PMID: 33826224.

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  • Published on 3/24/2021

    Akhter-Khan SC, Tao Q, Ang TFA, Itchapurapu IS, Alosco ML, Mez J, Piers RJ, Steffens DC, Au R, Qiu WQ. Associations of loneliness with risk of Alzheimer's disease dementia in the Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement. 2021 Mar 24. PMID: 33760348.

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  • Published on 3/15/2021

    Katz DI, Bernick C, Dodick DW, Mez J, Mariani ML, Adler CH, Alosco ML, Balcer LJ, Banks SJ, Barr WB, Brody DL, Cantu RC, Dams-O'Connor K, Geda YE, Jordan BD, McAllister TW, Peskind ER, Petersen RC, Wethe JV, Zafonte RD, Foley ÉM, Babcock DJ, Koroshetz WJ, Tripodis Y, McKee AC, Shenton ME, Cummings JL, Reiman EM, Stern RA. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Consensus Diagnostic Criteria for Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome. Neurology. 2021 05 04; 96(18):848-863. PMID: 33722990.

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  • Published on 2/22/2021

    Bieniek KF, Cairns NJ, Crary JF, Dickson DW, Folkerth RD, Keene CD, Litvan I, Perl DP, Stein TD, Vonsattel JP, Stewart W, Dams-O'Connor K, Gordon WA, Tripodis Y, Alvarez VE, Mez J, Alosco ML, McKee AC. The Second NINDS/NIBIB Consensus Meeting to Define Neuropathological Criteria for the Diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2021 Feb 22; 80(3):210-219. PMID: 33611507.

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