Cognitive Neuroscience and Dementia Research

Cognitive Neuroscience and Dementia Research

The uniquely collaborative approach that characterizes research at Johns Hopkins is advancing the understanding of cognitive neuroscience and the early diagnosis and treatment of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease.

Extending far beyond the boundaries of neurology, our laboratories synthesize new ideas from investigators in biomedical engineering, neuropathology, neuropsychiatry and genetics. 

Our imaging resources, including those at Kennedy Krieger and the Department of Bioengineering give our team another particular advantage.

Our investigations’ emphasis on combinations of biomarkers for early diagnosis is an aspect that puts Johns Hopkins’ research in the forefront of the field. Our strength in this area has yielded great progress in recognizing the markers of preclinical disease, when it may be easier to effect a cure.

We work closely with colleagues from institutions around the world who share our passion for eradicating these devastating disorders.

Current research areas include:


Justin McArthur, MBBS, of Johns Hopkins University

Justin McArthur, MBBS, of Johns Hopkins University, researches novel therapeutics for HIV-associated dementia.