Michael Alosco, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Neurology

PhD, Kent State University
MA, Kent State University




Dr. Alosco completed his undergraduate studies at Providence College and he earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology, with a focus in neuropsychology, in 2015 from Kent State University. He completed his clinical internship in neuropsychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System. In 2015, Dr. Alosco was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the Boston University (BU) Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Center (ADC) and BU CTE Center through the NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Translational Research Training Program (T32AG036697). In 2016, Dr. Alosco transitioned to a National Research Service Award (NRSA) F32 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to continue his advanced clinical research training at the BU ADC and BU CTE Center. In 2018, he became an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Alosco’s research focuses on risk factors and biomarkers of neurodegenerative conditions, with a focus on AD and CTE. Dr. Alosco is particularly interested in the contribution of cerebrovascular disease to the clinical and neuropathological presentation of AD and CTE. He is additionally involved in research examining the relationship between exposure to repetitive head impacts and long-term neurological consequences. He is mentored at the BU AD and CTE Center by Robert A. Stern, Ph.D., and Ann C. McKee, M.D.

In August 2018, he received a five-year K23 Award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). He will use MRI data and biomarkers to examine patterns of white matter alterations in former NFL players compared to healthy individuals as well as those with Alzheimer’s disease dementia. He will do so by leveraging ongoing studies at BUSM, including the NINDS-funded DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) funded BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center (BU ADC). The K23 Award will additionally provide Dr. Alosco with advanced and cutting-edge training in CTE to facilitate his progression as an independent clinical neuroscientist.

2014 Kent State University: David B. Smith Award: Recognition Award for the most outstanding graduate student at Kent State U.
2014 Applied Psychology Center: Publication Award
2013 Applied Psychology Center: Publication Award
2012 American Psychological Association (APA): David Pilon Training Scholarship Award
2012 American Psychological Association (APA): Early Graduate Student Researcher Award
2011-2013 Graduate Student Senate at Kent State University: Domestic Travel Grant Award
2011-2013 Kent State University: Travel Award Applied Psychology Center
2011-2013 Kent State University: Student Travel Award, Department of Psychology


Repetitive Head Impact Exposure and Later-Life White Matter Signal Abnormalities: An Investigation in Former NFL Players, Subjects with Alzheimer's Disease, and Cognitively Normal Controls
08/01/2018 - 04/30/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
5K23NS102399-02

Cerebral perfusion and metabolism in chronic traumatic encephalopathy
11/01/2017 - 10/31/2020 (PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.


Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy as a Biomarker for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
05/01/2016 - 04/30/2018 (Multi-PI)
PI: Michael Alosco, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
5F32NS096803-02



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  1. Phelps A, Mez J, Stern RA, Alosco ML. Risk Factors for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Proposed Framework. Semin Neurol. 2020 Jul 16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32674182
     
  2. Alosco ML, Tripodis Y, Baucom ZH, Mez J, Stein TD, Martin B, Haller O, Conneely S, McClean M, Nosheny R, Mackin S, McKee AC, Weiner MW, Stern RA. The Late Contributions of Repetitive Head Impacts and TBI to Depression Symptoms and Cognition. Neurology. 2020 Jun 26.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32591472; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000010040;
     
  3. Cherry JD, Kim SH, Stein TD, Pothast MJ, Nicks R, Meng G, Huber BR, Mez J, Alosco ML, Tripodis Y, Farrell K, Alvarez VE, McKee AC, Crary JF. Evolution of neuronal and glial tau isoforms in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Brain Pathol. 2020 Jun 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32500646; DOI: 10.1111/bpa.12867;
     
  4. Sugarman MA, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Tripodis Y, McKee AC, Stein TD, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Steinberg EG, Simkin I, Budson AE, Killiany R, O'Connor MK, Au R, Qiu WWQ, Goldstein LE, Kowall NW, Mez J, Stern RA, Alosco ML. A longitudinal examination of plasma neurofilament light and total tau for the clinical detection and monitoring of Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2020 May 29; 94:60-70.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32585491; DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2020.05.011;
     
  5. Alosco ML, Tripodis Y, Koerte IK, Jackson JD, Chua AS, Mariani M, Haller O, Foley ÉM, Martin BM, Palmisano J, Singh B, Green K, Lepage C, Muehlmann M, Makris N, Cantu RC, Lin AP, Coleman M, Pasternak O, Mez J, Bouix S, Shenton ME, Stern RA. Interactive Effects of Racial Identity and Repetitive Head Impacts on Cognitive Function, Structural MRI-Derived Volumetric Measures, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Tau and Aß. Front Hum Neurosci. 2019; 13:440.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31920598
     
  6. Mez J, Daneshvar DH, Abdolmohammadi B, Chua AS, Alosco ML, Kiernan PT, Evers L, Marshall L, Martin BM, Palmisano JN, Nowinski CJ, Mahar I, Cherry JD, Alvarez VE, Dwyer B, Huber BR, Stein TD, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Cantu RC, Au R, Kowall NW, Stern RA, McClean MD, Weuve J, Tripodis Y, McKee AC. Duration of American Football Play and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Ann Neurol. 2020 01; 87(1):116-131.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31589352; DOI: 10.1002/ana.25611;
     
  7. Alosco ML, Stein TD, Tripodis Y, Chua AS, Kowall NW, Huber BR, Goldstein LE, Cantu RC, Katz DI, Palmisano JN, Martin B, Cherry JD, Mahar I, Killiany RJ, McClean MD, Au R, Alvarez V, Stern RA, Mez J, McKee AC. Association of White Matter Rarefaction, Arteriolosclerosis, and Tau With Dementia in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. JAMA Neurol. 2019 Aug 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31380975; DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.2244;
     
  8. Puzo C, Labriola C, Sugarman MA, Tripodis Y, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Steinberg EG, Stein TD, Kowall NW, McKee AC, Mez J, Killiany RJ, Stern RA, Alosco ML. Independent effects of white matter hyperintensities on cognitive, neuropsychiatric, and functional decline: a longitudinal investigation using the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center Uniform Data Set. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2019 07 27; 11(1):64.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31351489; DOI: 10.1186/s13195-019-0521-0;
     
  9. Standring OJ, Friedberg J, Tripodis Y, Chua AS, Cherry JD, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Xia W, Mez J, Alosco ML, Nicks R, Mahar I, Pothast MJ, Gardner HM, Meng G, Palmisano JN, Martin BM, Dwyer B, Kowall NW, Cantu RC, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Stern RA, McKee AC, Stein TD. Contact sport participation and chronic traumatic encephalopathy are associated with altered severity and distribution of cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Acta Neuropathol. 2019 09; 138(3):401-413.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31183671
     
  10. Lepage C, Muehlmann M, Tripodis Y, Hufschmidt J, Stamm J, Green K, Wrobel P, Schultz V, Weir I, Alosco ML, Baugh CM, Fritts NG, Martin BM, Chaisson C, Coleman MJ, Lin AP, Pasternak O, Makris N, Stern RA, Shenton ME, Koerte IK. Limbic system structure volumes and associated neurocognitive functioning in former NFL players. Brain Imaging Behav. 2019 Jun; 13(3):725-734.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29779184; DOI: 10.1007/s11682-018-9895-z;
     
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Bar chart showing 135 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 25 publications in 2013

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201213
201325
201424
201511
201614
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20204


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Neurodegenerative conditions
cerebrovascular disease
head impacts
long-term neurological consequences
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