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Marilyn Albert, PhD

photo of Dr. Marilyn Albert

Professor of Neurology
Director, Division of Cognitive Neuroscience

Appointment Phone:
410-614-3040 (p)

Primary Location:
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Neurology
Reed Hall West, Room 101B
1620 McElderry Street
Baltimore, MD 21287

Memory Disorders


Dr. Marilyn Albert received her PhD degree in Physiological Psychology from McGill University in Montreal and completed a fellowship in Neuropsychology at Boston University School of Medicine. She served on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School for over 22 years.

Now a Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins and Director of the Division of Cognitive Neuroscience, Dr. Albert focuses on the cognitive and brain changes associated with aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Through her work, the cognitive changes associated with aging and early AD have been delineated, and potential methods of early identification of AD have been described. She has also identified life-style factors that promote maintenance of mental abilities with advancing age.

Dr. Albert’s research currently focuses on the early identification of AD, and potential ways of monitoring the progression of disease to permit early intervention.

Additional Resources:

Dementia Detective: Marilyn Albert
Department of Neurology Annual Report 2008

The Little Window Before Dementia
NeuroLogic, Fall 2008


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