Andrew E. Budson, MD
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Harvard Medical School
BA, Harverford College

Andrew E. Budson, M.D. is Chief of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology, Associate Chief of Staff for Education, and Director of the Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System, Associate Director and Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement (ORE) Core Leader at the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Professor of Neurology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, and Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. His training included graduating cum laude from Harvard Medical School, being chief resident of the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Residency Program, pursuing a fellowship in dementia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and studying memory as a post-doctoral fellow in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience at Harvard University. Dr. Budson has had government research funding since 1998, receiving a National Research Service Award and a Career Development Award in addition to a Research Project (R01) grant. He has given over 800 local, national, and international grand rounds and other academic talks. He has published over 150 papers, reviews, and book chapters and is a reviewer for more than 50 journals. He has co-authored or edited eight books, including Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, and Dementia: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese), Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory (translated into Korean and Simplified Chinese), Six Steps to Managing Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: A Guide for Families, and Why We Forget and How to Remember Better: The Science Behind Memory. He was awarded the Norman Geschwind Prize in Behavioral Neurology in 2008 and the Research Award in Geriatric Neurology in 2009, both from the American Academy of Neurology. His current research uses the techniques of experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience to understand memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In his memory disorders clinic at the VA Boston Healthcare System he treats patients while teaching fellows, residents, and medical students.

Associate Director for Research, Alzheimer's Disease Center
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Consultant Neurologist, Division of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Associate Chief of Staff for Education
VA Boston Healthcare System

Director, Center for Translational Cognitive Neuroscience
VA Boston Healthcare System

Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Research, Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Lecturer in Neurology
Harvard Medical School

Physician, Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center & Neurology Services
VA Boston Healthcare System

VA Boston Healthcare System

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

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  1. Groechel RC, Tripodis Y, Alosco ML, Mez J, Qiu WQ, Mercier G, Goldstein L, Budson AE, Kowall NW, Killiany RJ. Annualized changes in rate of amyloid deposition and neurodegeneration are greater in participants who become amyloid positive than those who remain amyloid negative. Neurobiol Aging. 2023 Jul; 127:33-42.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37043881
  2. Budson AE, Richman KA, Kensinger EA. Consciousness as a Memory System. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2022 Dec 01; 35(4):263-297. PMID: 36178498; PMCID: PMC9708083; DOI: 10.1097/WNN.0000000000000319;
  3. Morrison MS, Aparicio HJ, Blennow K, Zetterberg H, Ashton NJ, Karikari TK, Tripodis Y, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Sugarman MA, Frank B, Steinberg EG, Turk KW, Budson AE, Au R, Goldstein LE, Jun GR, Kowall NW, Killiany R, Qiu WQ, Stern RA, Mez J, McKee AC, Stein TD, Alosco ML. Ante-mortem plasma phosphorylated tau (181) predicts Alzheimer's disease neuropathology and regional tau at autopsy. Brain. 2022 Oct 21; 145(10):3546-3557.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35554506; DOI: 10.1093/brain/awac175;
  4. Anderson DC, Kota SS, Yeh L, Budson AE. Built Environment Design Interventions at the Exits of Secured Dementia Care Units: A Review of the Empirical Literature. HERD. 2023 Jan; 16(1):251-269.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36214202; DOI: 10.1177/19375867221125930;
  5. DeCaro R, O'Connor MK, DiTerlizzi C, Sekyi-Appiah N, Polk J, Budson AE. Educating students while recruiting underrepresented populations for Alzheimer's disease research: the Student Ambassador Program. BMC Med Educ. 2022 Oct 05; 22(1):707.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36199070; PMCID: PMC9533970; DOI: 10.1186/s12909-022-03749-1;
  6. Marin A, DeCaro R, Schiloski K, Elshaar A, Dwyer B, Vives-Rodriguez A, Palumbo R, Turk K, Budson A. Home-Based Electronic Cognitive Therapy in Patients With Alzheimer Disease: Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Sep 12; 6(9):e34450.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36094804; PMCID: PMC9513684; DOI: 10.2196/34450;
  7. Price AM, Palumbo R, Marin A, Uppal P, Suh C, Budson AE, Turk KW. Distinguishing Between Genuine and Feigned Dementia Using Event-related Potentials. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2022 Sep 01; 35(3):188-197.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35830243; PMCID: PMC9444996; DOI: 10.1097/WNN.0000000000000311;
  8. Turk KW, Vives-Rodriguez A, Schiloski KA, Marin A, Wang R, Singh P, Hajos GP, Powsner R, DeCaro R, Budson AE. Amyloid PET ordering practices in a memory disorders clinic. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2022; 8(1):e12333.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35992217; PMCID: PMC9382692; DOI: 10.1002/trc2.12333;
  9. Vives-Rodriguez AL, Schiloski KA, Marin A, Wang R, Hajos GP, Powsner R, DeCaro R, Budson AE, Turk KW. Impact of amyloid PET in the clinical care of veterans in a tertiary memory disorders clinic. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2022; 8(1):e12320.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35992216; PMCID: PMC9382691; DOI: 10.1002/trc2.12320;
  10. Kim B, Grech SM, Rembisz AE, Pinkerson AI, Topor DR, Ramirez DM, Budson AE, Funk MC. Development and Pilot of a Process for Regularly Sharing Summary Patient Safety Data. Acad Psychiatry. 2023 Feb; 47(1):53-58.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35704161
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