Robert A. Stern, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Neurology

PhD, University of Rhode Island
MA, University of Rhode Island

As the Clinical Core Director of the NIA-funded Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center (BU ADC), I oversee a multidisciplinary group of talented scientists and clinicians and direct the center’s longitudinal research registry, as well as several NIH- and industry-funded diagnostic, prevention, and treatment trials. The major focus of my current research is on the long-term effects of repetitive head impacts in athletes, including the neuropathological, risk factors (genetic and head impact exposure), neuroimaging, biomarker development, and clinical diagnosis and descriptions of the neurodegenerative disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Other areas of my current and recent research program include the diagnosis, risk factors, and treatment of cognitive decline and neuropsychiatric dysfunction in aging. I have also published extensively on the psychometric properties of many widely used tests in neuropsychology, as well as the use of various instruments and biomarkers in the differential diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease. In addition, I have developed several commonly used tests and instruments, including the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB). I have had leadership positions in several training programs, have mentored over 40 trainees, and play a key role in the professional development of junior faculty in the BU School of Medicine (BUSM) Neurology Department.

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Anatomy & Neurobiology

Boston University School of Medicine

Director of Clinical Research
Boston University School of Medicine
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center

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

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Protocol # 54861911ALZ2003, A Phase 2b/3 Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group, Multicenter Study Investigation the Efficacy and Safety of JNJ-54861911 in Subjects who are Asymp
10/27/2017 - 02/24/2023 (PI)
Janssen Research & Development, LLC

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Detection, Diagnosis, Course, and Risk Factors
12/15/2015 - 11/30/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

Registry of Amyloid Positive Patients for Alzheimer's Disease Drug Research Trials ("RAmP" or 18F-AV-45-A25)
03/20/2017 - 03/19/2020 (PI)
Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc.

Tau PET Imaging for the USC Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute (USC ATRI) A4 Trial (â??A4 TAUâ?)
10/01/2016 - 12/31/2018 (PI)
University of Southern California Fundation for NIH

Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease (A4 Study)
12/11/2015 - 12/10/2018 (PI)
University of Southern California Eli Lilly and Co

Longitudinal Evaluation of Amyloid Risk and Neurodegeneration - the LEARN Study
11/01/2015 - 10/31/2018 (PI)
University of Southern California Alzheimer's Assoc

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled and Delayed-Start Study of LY3314814 in Mild Alzheimer's Disease Dementia (The DAYBREAK Study)
10/24/2016 - 10/23/2018 (PI)
Eli Lilly and Company

An Open label, multicenter study evaluating the imaging characteristics of a follow up F-AV-1451 scan in subjects that participated in the confirmatory cohort of FV-AV-1451-A05
09/29/2016 - 09/28/2018 (PI)
Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc.

Measuring Glial metabolism in repetitive brain trauma and Alzheimer's Disease
08/15/2015 - 08/14/2018 (PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. DOD Army Med Resrch

A placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group, bayesian adaptive randomization design and dose regimen-finding study to evaluate the safety tolerability and efficacy of BAN2401 in subjects with
02/01/2013 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Eisai, Inc

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Detection, Diagnosis, Course, and Risk Factors 5U01NS093334-03 1
2017 Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Detection, Diagnosis, Course, and Risk Factors 5U01NS093334-02 1
2017 Core B: Clinical Core 2P30AG013846-21-6895 428
2016 Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Detection, Diagnosis, Course, and Risk Factors 1U01NS093334-01 1
2013 Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Clinical Presentation and Biomarkers 5R01NS078337-03 19
2012 Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Clinical Presentation and Biomarkers 5R01NS078337-02 19
2012 Subclinical Hypothyroidism: Mood, Cognition and the effect of L-thyroxine treatme 5R01MH080295-05 24
2011 Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Clinical Presentation and Biomarkers 1R01NS078337-01A1 19
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  1. Clapp JD, Luta G, Small BJ, Ahles TA, Root JC, Graham D, Hurria A, Jacobsen PB, Jim H, McDonald BC, Stern RA, Saykin AJ, Mandelblatt JS. The Impact of Using Different Reference Populations on Measurement of Breast Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment Rates. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2018 Feb 17. PMID: 29471454.
  2. Tao Q, Zhu H, Chen X, Stern RA, Kowall N, Au R, Blusztajn JK, Qiu WQ. Pramlintide: The Effects of a Single Drug Injection on Blood Phosphatidylcholine Profile for Alzheimer''s Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2018; 62(2):597-609.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29480193.
  3. Alosco ML, Jarnagin J, Rowland B, Liao H, Stern RA, Lin A. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy as a Biomarker for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Semin Neurol. 2017 Oct; 37(5):503-509. PMID: 29207411.
  4. Schultz V, Stern RA, Tripodis Y, Stamm J, Wrobel P, Lepage C, Weir I, Guenette JP, Chua A, Alosco ML, Baugh CM, Fritts NG, Martin BM, Chaisson CE, Coleman MJ, Lin AP, Pasternak O, Shenton ME, Koerte IK. Age at First Exposure to Repetitive Head Impacts Is Associated with Smaller Thalamic Volumes in Former Professional American Football Players. J Neurotrauma. 2018 Jan 15; 35(2):278-285.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28990457; DOI: 10.1089/neu.2017.5145;.
  5. Ashendorf L, Alosco ML, Bing-Canar H, Chapman KR, Martin B, Chaisson CE, Dixon D, Steinberg EG, Tripodis Y, Kowall NW, Stern RA. Clinical Utility of Select Neuropsychological Assessment Battery Tests in Predicting Functional Abilities in Dementia. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2017 Nov 08; 1-11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29126099; DOI: 10.1093/arclin/acx100;.
  6. Alosco ML, Koerte IK, Tripodis Y, Mariani M, Chua AS, Jarnagin J, Rahimpour Y, Puzo C, Healy RC, Martin B, Chaisson CE, Cantu RC, Au R, McClean M, McKee AC, Lin AP, Shenton ME, Killiany RJ, Stern RA. White matter signal abnormalities in former National Football League players. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2018; 10:56-65.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29201991; DOI: 10.1016/j.dadm.2017.10.003;.
  7. Alosco ML, Kasimis AB, Stamm JM, Chua AS, Baugh CM, Daneshvar DH, Robbins CA, Mariani M, Hayden J, Conneely S, Au R, Torres A, McClean MD, McKee AC, Cantu RC, Mez J, Nowinski CJ, Martin BM, Chaisson CE, Tripodis Y, Stern RA. Age of first exposure to American football and long-term neuropsychiatric and cognitive outcomes. Transl Psychiatry. 2017 Sep 19; 7(9):e1236.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28926003; DOI: 10.1038/tp.2017.197;.
  8. Mez J, Daneshvar DH, Kiernan PT, Abdolmohammadi B, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Alosco ML, Solomon TM, Nowinski CJ, McHale L, Cormier KA, Kubilus CA, Martin BM, Murphy L, Baugh CM, Montenigro PH, Chaisson CE, Tripodis Y, Kowall NW, Weuve J, McClean MD, Cantu RC, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Stern RA, Stein TD, McKee AC. Clinicopathological Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Players of American Football. JAMA. 2017 Jul 25; 318(4):360-370.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28742910; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2017.8334;.
  9. Sims R, van der Lee SJ, Naj AC, Bellenguez C, Badarinarayan N, Jakobsdottir J, Kunkle BW, Boland A, Raybould R, Bis JC, Martin ER, Grenier-Boley B, Heilmann-Heimbach S, Chouraki V, Kuzma AB, Sleegers K, Vronskaya M, Ruiz A, Graham RR, Olaso R, Hoffmann P, Grove ML, Vardarajan BN, Hiltunen M, Nöthen MM, White CC, Hamilton-Nelson KL, Epelbaum J, Maier W, Choi SH, Beecham GW, Dulary C, Herms S, Smith AV, Funk CC, Derbois C, Forstner AJ, Ahmad S, Li H, Bacq D, Harold D, Satizabal CL, Valladares O, Squassina A, Thomas R, Brody JA, Qu L, Sánchez-Juan P, Morgan T, Wolters FJ, Zhao Y, Garcia FS, Denning N, Fornage M, Malamon J, Naranjo MCD, Majounie E, Mosley TH, Dombroski B, Wallon D, Lupton MK, Dupuis J, Whitehead P, Fratiglioni L, Medway C, Jian X, Mukherjee S, Keller L, Brown K, Lin H, Cantwell LB, Panza F, McGuinness B, Moreno-Grau S, Burgess JD, Solfrizzi V, Proitsi P, Adams HH, Allen M, Seripa D, Pastor P, Cupples LA, Price ND, Hannequin D, Frank-García A, Levy D, Chakrabarty P, Caffarra P, Giegling I, Beiser AS, Giedraitis V, Hampel H, Garcia ME, Wang X, Lannfelt L, Mecocci P, Eiriksdottir G, Crane PK, Pasquier F, Boccardi V, Henández I, Barber RC, Scherer M, Tarraga L, Adams PM, Leber M, Chen Y, Albert MS, Riedel-Heller S, Emilsson V, Beekly D, Braae A, Schmidt R, Blacker D, Masullo C, Schmidt H, Doody RS, Spalletta G, Jr WTL, Fairchild TJ, Bossù P, Lopez OL, Frosch MP, Sacchinelli E, Ghetti B, Yang Q, Huebinger RM, Jessen F, Li S, Kamboh MI, Morris J, Sotolongo-Grau O, Katz MJ, Corcoran C, Dunstan M, Braddel A, Thomas C, Meggy A, Marshall R, Gerrish A, Chapman J, Aguilar M, Taylor S, Hill M, Fairén MD, Hodges A, Vellas B, Soininen H, Kloszewska I, Daniilidou M, Uphill J, Patel Y, Hughes JT, Lord J, Turton J, Hartmann AM, Cecchetti R, Fenoglio C, Serpente M, Arcaro M, Caltagirone C, Orfei MD, Ciaramella A, Pichler S, Mayhaus M, Gu W, Lleó A, Fortea J, Blesa R, Barber IS, Brookes K, Cupidi C, Maletta RG, Carrell D, Sorbi S, Moebus S, Urbano M, Pilotto A, Kornhuber J, Bosco P, Todd S, Craig D, Johnston J, Gill M, Lawlor B, Lynch A, Fox NC, Hardy J, Albin RL, Apostolova LG, Arnold SE, Asthana S, Atwood CS, Baldwin CT, Barnes LL, Barral S, Beach TG, Becker JT, Bigio EH, Bird TD, Boeve BF, Bowen JD, Boxer A, Burke JR, Burns JM, Buxbaum JD, Cairns NJ, Cao C, Carlson CS, Carlsson CM, Carney RM, Carrasquillo MM, Carroll SL, Diaz CC, Chui HC, Clark DG, Cribbs DH, Crocco EA, DeCarli C, Dick M, Duara R, Evans DA, Faber KM, Fallon KB, Fardo DW, Farlow MR, Ferris S, Foroud TM, Galasko DR, Gearing M, Geschwind DH, Gilbert JR, Graff-Radford NR, Green RC, Growdon JH, Hamilton RL, Harrell LE, Honig LS, Huentelman MJ, Hulette CM, Hyman BT, Jarvik GP, Abner E, Jin LW, Jun G, Karydas A, Kaye JA, Kim R, Kowall NW, Kramer JH, LaFerla FM, Lah JJ, Leverenz JB, Levey AI, Li G, Lieberman AP, Lunetta KL, Lyketsos CG, Marson DC, Martiniuk F, Mash DC, Masliah E, McCormick WC, McCurry SM, McDavid AN, McKee AC, Mesulam M, Miller BL, Miller CA, Miller JW, Morris JC, Murrell JR, Myers AJ, O''Bryant S, Olichney JM, Pankratz VS, Parisi JE, Paulson HL, Perry W, Peskind E, Pierce A, Poon WW, Potter H, Quinn JF, Raj A, Raskind M, Reisberg B, Reitz C, Ringman JM, Roberson ED, Rogaeva E, Rosen HJ, Rosenberg RN, Sager MA, Saykin AJ, Schneider JA, Schneider LS, Seeley WW, Smith AG, Sonnen JA, Spina S, Stern RA, Swerdlow RH, Tanzi RE, Thornton-Wells TA, Trojanowski JQ, Troncoso JC, Van Deerlin VM, Van Eldik LJ, Vinters HV, Vonsattel JP, Weintraub S, Welsh-Bohmer KA, Wilhelmsen KC, Williamson J, Wingo TS, Woltjer RL, Wright CB, Yu CE, Yu L, Garzia F, Golamaully F, Septier G, Engelborghs S, Vandenberghe R, De Deyn PP, Fernadez CM, Benito YA, Thonberg H, Forsell C, Lilius L, Kinhult-Stählbom A, Kilander L, Brundin R, Concari L, Helisalmi S, Koivisto AM, Haapasalo A, Dermecourt V, Fievet N, Hanon O, Dufouil C, Brice A, Ritchie K, Dubois B, Himali JJ, Keene CD, Tschanz J, Fitzpatrick AL, Kukull WA, Norton M, Aspelund T, Larson EB, Munger R, Rotter JI, Lipton RB, et al. RarView Related Profiles. PMID: 28714976.
  10. Alosco ML, Jarnagin J, Tripodis Y, Martin B, Chaisson C, Baugh CM, Torres A, Nowinski CJ, Cantu RC, Stern RA. Utility of providing a concussion definition in the assessment of concussion history in former NFL players. Brain Inj. 2017; 31(8):1116-1123.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28471243; DOI: 10.1080/02699052.2017.1294709;.
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Bar chart showing 156 publications over 32 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 2015 and 2016

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Alzheimer's Disease
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
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