Jesse B. Mez, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology

Jesse Mez
72 E. Concord St Robinson (B)


Dr. Mez completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed residency training in Neurology at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. He completed a clinical fellowship in Aging and Dementia and a research fellowship in Neuroepidemiology at Columbia University. During fellowship training, he also earned a Masters in Biostatistics with a focus on Statistical Genetics from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia. In 2013, he became an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University (BU) School of Medicine. In 2014, he became Associate Director of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) Clinical Core.

Other Positions

  • Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University


  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD
  • Columbia University School of Public Health, MS
  • Cornell University, BS


  • Published on 3/6/2024

    Culhane JE, Jackson C, Tripodis Y, Nowinski C, Dams-O'Connor K, Pettway E, Uretsky M, Abdolmohammadi B, Nair E, Martin B, Palmisano J, Katz DI, Dwyer B, Daneshvar DH, Goldstein LE, Kowall NW, Cantu RC, Stern RA, Huber B, Crary J, Mez J, Stein TD, McKee AC, Alosco ML. Lack of association of informant-reported traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. J Neurotrauma. 2024 Mar 06. PMID: 38445389.

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  • Published on 2/26/2024

    Banks SJ, Yhang E, Tripodis Y, Su Y, Protas H, Adler CH, Balcer LJ, Bernick C, Mez JB, Palmisano J, Barr WB, Wethe JV, Dodick DW, Mcclean MD, Martin B, Hartlage K, Turner A, Turner RW, Malhotra A, Colman M, Pasternak O, Lin AP, Koerte IK, Bouix S, Cummings JL, Shenton ME, Reiman EM, Stern RA, Alosco ML. Clinical Outcomes and Tau Pathology in Retired Football Players: Associations With Diagnosed and Witnessed Sleep Apnea. Neurol Clin Pract. 2024 Apr; 14(2):e200263. PMID: 38425491.

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  • Published on 2/26/2024

    Alexander A, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Alosco ML, Mez J, Tripodis Y, Nicks R, Katz DI, Dwyer B, Daneshvar DH, Martin B, Palmisano J, Goldstein LE, Crary JF, Nowinski C, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, Stern RA, Delalle I, McKee AC, Stein TD. Cortical-sparing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CSCTE): a distinct subtype of CTE. Acta Neuropathol. 2024 Feb 26; 147(1):45. PMID: 38407651.

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  • Published on 2/21/2024

    Agrawal S, Leurgans SE, Barnes LL, Dams-O'Connor K, Mez J, Bennett DA, Schneider JA. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy and aging-related tau astrogliopathy in community-dwelling older persons with and without moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2024 Feb 21; 83(3):181-193. PMID: 38300796.

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  • Published on 2/6/2024

    Alosco ML, White M, Bell C, Faheem F, Tripodis Y, Yhang E, Baucom Z, Martin B, Palmisano J, Dams-O'Connor K, Crary JF, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Dwyer B, Daneshvar DH, Nowinski C, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, Stern RA, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Stein TD, McKee AC, Mez J. Cognitive, functional, and neuropsychiatric correlates of regional tau pathology in autopsy-confirmed chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Mol Neurodegener. 2024 Feb 06; 19(1):10. PMID: 38317248.

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  • Published on 12/30/2023

    Montoliu-Gaya L, Alosco ML, Yhang E, Tripodis Y, Sconzo D, Ally M, Grötschel L, Ashton NJ, Lantero-Rodriguez J, Sauer M, Gomes B, Nilsson J, Brinkmalm G, Sugarman MA, Aparicio HJ, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Steinberg EG, Simkin I, Turk KW, Budson AE, Au R, Farrer L, Jun GR, Kowall NW, Stern RA, Goldstein LE, Qiu WQ, Mez J, Huber BR, Alvarez VE, McKee AC, Zetterberg H, Gobom J, Stein TD, Blennow K. Optimal blood tau species for the detection of Alzheimer's disease neuropathology: an immunoprecipitation mass spectrometry and autopsy study. Acta Neuropathol. 2023 Dec 30; 147(1):5. PMID: 38159140.

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  • Published on 12/22/2023

    Su Y, Protas H, Luo J, Chen K, Alosco ML, Adler CH, Balcer LJ, Bernick C, Au R, Banks SJ, Barr WB, Coleman MJ, Dodick DW, Katz DI, Marek KL, McClean MD, McKee AC, Mez J, Daneshvar DH, Palmisano JN, Peskind ER, Turner RW, Wethe JV, Rabinovici G, Johnson K, Tripodis Y, Cummings JL, Shenton ME, Stern RA, Reiman EM. Flortaucipir tau PET findings from former professional and college American football players in the DIAGNOSE CTE research project. Alzheimers Dement. 2024 Mar; 20(3):1827-1838. PMID: 38134231.

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  • Published on 12/20/2023

    Ly MT, Tuz-Zahra F, Tripodis Y, Adler CH, Balcer LJ, Bernick C, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Peskind ER, Au R, Banks SJ, Barr WB, Wethe JV, Bondi MW, Delano-Wood LM, Cantu RC, Coleman MJ, Dodick DW, McClean MD, Mez JB, Palmisano J, Martin B, Hartlage K, Lin AP, Koerte IK, Cummings JL, Reiman EM, Shenton ME, Stern RA, Bouix S, Alosco ML. Association of Vascular Risk Factors and CSF and Imaging Biomarkers With White Matter Hyperintensities in Former American Football Players. Neurology. 2024 Jan 23; 102(2):e208030. PMID: 38165330.

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  • Published on 12/13/2023

    Crane PK, Groot C, Ossenkoppele R, Mukherjee S, Choi SE, Lee M, Scollard P, Gibbons LE, Sanders RE, Trittschuh E, Saykin AJ, Mez J, Nakano C, Donald CM, Sohi H, Risacher S. Cognitively defined Alzheimer's dementia subgroups have distinct atrophy patterns. Alzheimers Dement. 2024 Mar; 20(3):1739-1752. PMID: 38093529.

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  • Published on 11/27/2023

    Groechel RC, Alosco ML, Dixon D, Tripodis Y, Mez J, Goldstein L, Budson AE, Qiu WQ, Killiany RJ. Associations between white matter integrity of the cingulum bundle, surrounding gray matter regions, and cognition across the dementia continuum. J Comp Neurol. 2023 Dec; 531(18):2162-2171. PMID: 38010204.

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