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Marilyn Albert, Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology and PsychiatryMarilyn Albert, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Cognitive Neuroscience
Department of Neurology


Dr. Marilyn Albert is 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 defined, 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.

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.