Deborah  Blacker, MD, ScD

Title: Director, Massachusetts Gerontology Research Unit & Co-Director, Clinical Core, Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center & Co-Director, Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core & Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health & Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Telephone: (617) 726-5571

Dr. Blacker is a geriatric psychiatrist and epidemiologist who works on genetics and early recognition strategies for alzheimer's disease and related disorders.


Genetics, epidemiology, assessment methods, study design, evidence-based medicine


Dickerson BC, Sperling RA, Hyman BT, Albert MS, Blacker D. Clinical Prediction of Alzheimer Disease Dementia Across the Spectrum of Mild Cognitive Impairment. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2007; 64:  1443-1450. [PMCID:  2581771].


McQueen MB, Bertram L, Lange C, Becker KD, Albert MS, Tanzi RE, Blacker E. Exploring Candidate Gene Associations with Neuropsychological Performance.  Am J Med Genet Part B 2007;  144:  987-991.


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