Monica Ly, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurology

Monica Ly
85 E. Concord St


Dr. Monica Ly is a clinical neuropsychologist with experience in aging, dementia, and head injury (traumatic brain injury and/or repetitive head impacts). She balances clinical work within BMC Neurology and research with the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center. Her research focuses on cognitive and psychiatric outcomes at the intersection of head injury and aging. Her work combines neuropsychological test data and fluid and neuroimaging biomarkers to improve the assessment and diagnosis of head injury.


  • University of Connecticut, PhD
  • University of Connecticut, MS
  • Carnegie Mellon University, BA


  • Published on 5/8/2024

    Adler JS, Ozturk ED, Merritt VC, Delano-Wood L, Schiehser DM, Bondi MW, Ly MT, Ton-Loy A, Sorg SF. Prospective memory performance in veterans with and without histories of mild traumatic brain injury: effect of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) e4 genotype. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2024 May 08; 1-12. PMID: 38717052.

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  • Published on 1/24/2024

    Ly MT, Adler J, Ton Loy AF, Edmonds EC, Bondi MW, Delano-Wood L. Comparing neuropsychological, typical, and ADNI criteria for the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment in Vietnam-era veterans. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2024 Jun; 30(5):439-447. PMID: 38263745.

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  • Published on 1/1/2024

    Thomas KR, Clark AL, Weigand AJ, Edwards L, Durazo AA, Membreno R, Luu B, Rantins P, Ly MT, Rotblatt LJ, Bangen KJ, Jak AJ. Cognition and Amyloid-ß in Older Veterans: Characterization and Longitudinal Outcomes of Data-Derived Phenotypes. J Alzheimers Dis. 2024; 99(1):417-427. PMID: 38669550.

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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 9/8/2023

    Rantins P, Ly M, Clark AL, Weigand AJ, Alshaheri Durazo A, Merritt VC, Bangen KJ, Thomas KR. Research Letter: TBI Severity Moderates the Association Between Subjective and Objective Attention in Older Veterans. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2024 May-Jun 01; 39(3):239-246. PMID: 37712765.

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  • Published on 8/25/2023

    Merritt VC, Gasperi M, Yim J, Ly MT, Chanfreau-Coffinier C. Exploring Interactions Between Traumatic Brain Injury History and Gender on Medical Comorbidities in Military Veterans: An Epidemiological Analysis in the VA Million Veteran Program. J Neurotrauma. 2024 Mar; 41(5-6):623-634. PMID: 37358378.

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  • Published on 3/8/2023

    Ly MT, Merritt VC, Ozturk ED, Clark AL, Hanson KL, Delano-Wood LM, Sorg SF. Subjective memory complaints are associated with decreased cortical thickness in Veterans with histories of mild traumatic brain injury. Clin Neuropsychol. 2023 Nov; 37(8):1745-1765. PMID: 36883430.

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  • 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.

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  • Published on 5/31/2022

    Ly MT, Scarneo-Miller SE, Lepley AS, Coleman K, Hirschhorn R, Yeargin S, Casa DJ, Chen CM. Combining MRI and cognitive evaluation to classify concussion in university athletes. Brain Imaging Behav. 2022 Oct; 16(5):2175-2187. PMID: 35639240.

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  • Published on 5/16/2020

    Rowny SB, Ly MT, Kluisza L, Casal-Roscum L, Prudic J, Chen CM. Erratum to "Smaller increase in delta post-ictal suppression in magnetic seizure therapy than electroconvulsive therapy in geriatric patients with severe depression: A multi-case study" [Clin. Neurophysiol. 131 (2020) 1219-1220]. Clin Neurophysiol. 2020 Aug; 131(8):2065. PMID: 32430168.

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