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 Chobanian and Avedisian 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.
- Kent State University, PhD
- Kent State University, MA
- Providence College, BA
- Published on 7/25/2023
Rosen G, Kirsch D, Horowitz S, Cherry JD, Nicks R, Kelley H, Uretsky M, Dell'Aquila K, Mathias R, Cormier KA, Kubilus CA, Mez J, Tripodis Y, Stein TD, Alvarez VE, Alosco ML, McKee AC, Huber BR. Three dimensional evaluation of cerebrovascular density and branching in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2023 Jul 25; 11(1):123. PMID: 37491342.
- Published on 6/20/2023
Daneshvar DH, Nair ES, Baucom ZH, Rasch A, Abdolmohammadi B, Uretsky M, Saltiel N, Shah A, Jarnagin J, Baugh CM, Martin BM, Palmisano JN, Cherry JD, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Weuve J, Nowinski CJ, Cantu RC, Zafonte RD, Dwyer B, Crary JF, Goldstein LE, Kowall NW, Katz DI, Stern RA, Tripodis Y, Stein TD, McClean MD, Alosco ML, McKee AC, Mez J. Leveraging football accelerometer data to quantify associations between repetitive head impacts and chronic traumatic encephalopathy in males. Nat Commun. 2023 Jun 20; 14(1):3470. PMID: 37340004.
- Published on 4/27/2023
Fang Y, Doyle MF, Chen J, Mez J, Satizabal CL, Alosco ML, Qiu WQ, Lunetta KL, Murabito JM. Circulating immune cell phenotypes are associated with age, sex, CMV, and smoking status in the Framingham Heart Study offspring participants. Aging (Albany NY). 2023 Apr 27; 15(10):3939-3966. PMID: 37116193.
- Published on 3/10/2023
Groechel RC, Tripodis Y, Alosco ML, Mez J, Qiu WQ, Mercier G, Goldstein L, Budson AE, Kowall NW, Killiany RJ. Annualized changes in rate of amyloid deposition and neurodegeneration are greater in participants who become amyloid positive than those who remain amyloid negative. Neurobiol Aging. 2023 Jul; 127:33-42. PMID: 37043881.
- Published on 3/6/2023
Alosco ML, Ly M, Mosaheb S, Saltiel N, Uretsky M, Tripodis Y, Martin B, Palmisano J, Delano-Wood L, Bondi MW, Meng G, Xia W, Daley S, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Dwyer B, Daneshvar DH, Nowinski C, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, Stern RA, Alvarez VE, Mez J, Huber BR, McKee AC, Stein TD. Decreased myelin proteins in brain donors exposed to football-related repetitive head impacts. Brain Commun. 2023; 5(2):fcad019. PMID: 36895961.
- Published on 2/10/2023
McKee AC, Stein TD, Huber BR, Crary JF, Bieniek K, Dickson D, Alvarez VE, Cherry JD, Farrell K, Butler M, Uretsky M, Abdolmohammadi B, Alosco ML, Tripodis Y, Mez J, Daneshvar DH. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE): criteria for neuropathological diagnosis and relationship to repetitive head impacts. Acta Neuropathol. 2023 Apr; 145(4):371-394. PMID: 36759368.
- Published on 1/21/2023
Nicks R, Clement NF, Alvarez VE, Tripodis Y, Baucom ZH, Huber BR, Mez J, Alosco ML, Aytan N, Cherry JD, Cormier KA, Kubilius C, Mathias R, Svirsky SE, Pothast MJ, Hildebrandt AM, Chung J, Han X, Crary JF, McKee AC, Frosch MP, Stein TD. Repetitive head impacts and chronic traumatic encephalopathy are associated with TDP-43 inclusions and hippocampal sclerosis. Acta Neuropathol. 2023 Apr; 145(4):395-408. PMID: 36681782.
- Published on 1/18/2023
Wang Y, Huang J, Ang TFA, Zhu Y, Tao Q, Mez J, Alosco M, Denis GV, Belkina A, Gurnani A, Ross M, Gong B, Han J, Lunetta KL, Stein TD, Au R, Farrer LA, Zhang X, Qiu WQ. Circulating Endothelial Progenitor Cells Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease. medRxiv. 2023 Jan 18. PMID: 36711847.
- Published on 1/3/2023
Alosco ML, Barr WB, Banks SJ, Wethe JV, Miller JB, Pulukuri SV, Culhane J, Tripodis Y, Adler CH, Balcer LJ, Bernick C, Mariani ML, Cantu RC, Dodick DW, McClean MD, Au R, Mez J, Turner RW, Palmisano JN, Martin B, Hartlage K, Cummings JL, Reiman EM, Shenton ME, Stern RA. Neuropsychological test performance of former American football players. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2023 Jan 03; 15(1):1. PMID: 36597138.
- Published on 1/1/2023
Vig V, Garg I, Tuz-Zahra F, Xu J, Tripodis Y, Nicks R, Xia W, Alvarez VE, Alosco ML, Stein TD, Subramanian ML. Vitreous Humor Biomarkers Reflect Pathological Changes in the Brain for Alzheimer's Disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. J Alzheimers Dis. 2023; 93(3):1181-1193. PMID: 37182888.
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