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. Adams JW, Alosco ML, Mez J, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Tripodis Y, Adler CH, Kubilius C, Cormier KA, Mathais R, Nicks R, Kelley HJ, Saltiel N, Uretsky M, Nair E, Aytan N, Cherry JD, Nowinski CJ, Kowall NW, Goldstein LE, Dwyer B, Katz DI, Cantu RC, Stern RA, McKee AC, Stein TD. Association of probable REM sleep behavior disorder with pathology and years of contact sports play in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Acta Neuropathol. 2020 Sep 17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32939646
     
  2. Sanborn V, Preis SR, Ang A, Devine S, Mez J, DeCarli C, Au R, Alosco ML, Gunstad J. Association Between Leptin, Cognition, and Structural Brain Measures Among "Early" Middle-Aged Adults: Results from the Framingham Heart Study Third Generation Cohort. J Alzheimers Dis. 2020 Aug 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32831199
     
  3. Alosco ML, Cherry JD, Huber BR, Tripodis Y, Baucom Z, Kowall NW, Saltiel N, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Dwyer B, Daneshvar DH, Palmisano JN, Martin B, Cantu RC, Stern RA, Alvarez VE, Mez J, Stein TD, McKee AC. Characterizing tau deposition in chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE): utility of the McKee CTE staging scheme. Acta Neuropathol. 2020 Oct; 140(4):495-512.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32778942
     
  4. Mez J, Daneshvar DH, Alosco ML, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Stein TD, McKee AC. Reply to "Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Primary Age-Related Tauopathy". Ann Neurol. 2020 Aug 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32754941
     
  5. Mariani M, Alosco ML, Mez J, Stern RA. Clinical Presentation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Semin Neurol. 2020 Aug; 40(4):370-383.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32740900
     
  6. Phelps A, Mez J, Stern RA, Alosco ML. Risk Factors for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Proposed Framework. Semin Neurol. 2020 Aug; 40(4):439-449.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32674182
     
  7. 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 Sep; 30(5):913-925.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32500646; DOI: 10.1111/bpa.12867;
     
  8. 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. Late contributions of repetitive head impacts and TBI to depression symptoms and cognition. Neurology. 2020 Aug 18; 95(7):e793-e804.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32591472; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000010040;
     
  9. 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 Oct; 94:60-70.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32585491; DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2020.05.011;
     
  10. Zajac L, Koo BB, Tripodis Y, Mian A, Steinberg E, Mez J, Alosco ML, Cervantes-Arslanian A, Stern R, Killiany R. Hippocampal Resting-State Functional Connectivity Patterns are More Closely Associated with Severity of Subjective Memory Decline than Whole Hippocampal and Subfield Volumes. Cereb Cortex Commun. 2020; 1(1):tgaa019.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32905008
     
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Bar chart showing 141 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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Neurodegenerative conditions
cerebrovascular disease
head impacts
long-term neurological consequences
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