Brian R. Ott

Brown University, USA


B. R. Ott received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and his Medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. He was then trained in internal medicine at Brown Medical School for three years before completing his neurology residency at the Harvard Longwood program in Boston. He is Board Certified in internal medicine with added qualifications in geriatric medicine as well as being Board Certified in neurology. Dr. Ott has been on the faculty of Brown Medical School since 1989, when he established the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center. In 1990, he was the recipient of a Surdna Foundation Fellowship from the Brown University Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research. During this time, he carried out research projects examining deficit awareness in Alzheimer’s disease and began a series of studies involving the pharmacoepidemiology of Alzheimer's disease. Most recently, he has been interested in driving impairment in persons with dementia and has been continuously funded over the past eight years by NIA to study longitudinal changes in cognition and driving performance in persons with early Alzheimer’s disease. He serves as a Principal Investigator and Steering Committee Member for the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, a multicenter study funded by NIH, which seeks to define the earliest physical changes in the brain of persons with Alzheimer's disease using advanced neuroimaging techniques. His research also focuses on developing new and effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease. He has been a Principal Investigator and Steering Committee Member for the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study since 2000. In addition to clinical trials, he is engaged in pharamacoepidemiological research examining the long-term effects of antidementia treatments in the institutional setting.

Biography Updated on 24 January 2011

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