Dorene M. Rentz, PsyD

Dorene
Rentz

Associate Professor of Neurology Harvard Medical School, Departments of Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital

Biography: Dorene M. Rentz, PsyD, is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School with dual appointments in the Departments of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her degree in clinical psychology/ neuropsychology in 1987 and has worked as a clinical neuropsychologist for 29 years.  She serves in multiple capacities as the Co-Director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment; the Director of Neuropsychology of the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC); Co-Leader of the Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core and Clinical Core Leader of the Harvard Aging Brain Study. Her research interests include early detection of cognitive and behavioral changes in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease using novel cognitive assessments as well as amyloid and tau PET imaging.  On an international level, Dorene is involved in designing cognitive outcome measures for secondary prevention trials in AD and is a proponent of validating at-home computerized assessments.