Sanford H. Auerbach, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, New York Medical College
BA, Cornell University

Dr. Sanford Auerbach completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He earned his medical degree at New York Medical College and completed his medical internship at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He then moved to the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine where he completed his training in Neurology and went on to complete a fellowship in Behavioral Neurology. After, Dr. Auerbach joined the faculty of the Department of Neurology. For a period of time, he devoted part of his efforts to neurorehabilitation and managed the brain injury unit at Braintree Hospital, in addition to developing a clinical program for Alzheimer’s disease at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Auerbach directed all of his efforts to activities at Boston Medical Center and the School of Medicine. He also developed an interest in sleep medicine and became the director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Boston Medical Center. In recent years, his efforts have been split between Sleep Medicine and Behavioral Neurology with an emphasis on dementia. In addition to his activities in the BU ADC, he has been active in the Dementia project of the Framingham Study and a variety of local and national committees. Dr. Auerbach is a member of the Alzheimer’s Association and has served as a member and recent chair of its Board of Directors. He was involved in administrative management of the department and had served as the interim chair of the Department of Neurology. Dr. Auerbach is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry. He is a board certified neurologist and a board certified sleep specialist.

Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Framingham Heart Study

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

Nutritional Supplement Combination Therapy: Feasibility, Safety, and Biomarker Phase I Clinical Trial in Cognitively Normal Elderly: the NSCT Study
07/01/2009 - 06/30/2013 (PI)
Alzheimer's Association

A Preliminary Study of Xyrem (sodium oxybate) in Parkinson’s Disease Patients
06/10/2005 - 12/13/2005 (PI)
Orphan Medical, Inc.

A Pilot Study of the Acute Effects of Lecithin in Early Alzheimer’s Disease
10/01/2001 - 09/30/2005 (PI)
Eridania Beghin-Say

Start-Up Activities for "RECOVER-SLEEP: A Platform Protocol for Evaluation of Interventions for Sleep Disturbances in Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC)
08/15/2023 - 08/16/2024 (PI)
Duke University Research Triangle In

An observational study using multimodal sensors to measure cognitive health in adults and distinguish mild cognitive impairment from normal aging
01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023 (PI)
Boston University School of Medicine Biogen, Inc


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  1. Camerlingo N, Shaafi Kabiri N, Psaltos DJ, Kelly M, Wicker MK, Messina I, Auerbach SH, Zhang H, Messere A, Isik Karahanoglu F, Santamaria M, Demanuele C, Caouette D, Thomas KC. Monitoring Gait and Physical Activity of Elderly Frail Individuals in Free-Living Environment: A Feasibility Study. Gerontology. 2024; 70(4):439-454.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37984340
  2. Ferretti MT, Ding H, Au R, Liu C, Devine S, Auerbach S, Mez J, Gurnani A, Liu Y, Santuccione A, Ang TFA. Maximizing utility of neuropsychological measures in sex-specific predictive models of incident Alzheimer's disease in the Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement. 2024 Feb; 20(2):1112-1122.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37882354; PMCID: PMC10917035; DOI: 10.1002/alz.13500;
  3. Dupre AE, Cronin MFM, Schmugge S, Tate S, Wack A, Prescott BR, Li C, Auerbach S, Suchdev K, Al-Faraj A, He W, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Abdennadher M, Saxena A, Lehan W, Russo M, Pugsley B, Greer D, Shin M, Ong CJ. A machine learning eye movement detection algorithm using electrooculography. Sleep. 2023 Apr 12; 46(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 36255119; DOI: 10.1093/sleep/zsac254;
  4. Yuan J, Liu X, Liu C, Ang AF, Massaro J, Devine SA, Auerbach SH, Blusztajn JK, Au R, Jacques PF. Is dietary choline intake related to dementia and Alzheimer's disease risks? Results from the Framingham Heart Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2022 Nov; 116(5):1201-1207.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37208066; PMCID: PMC9630864; DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqac193;
  5. Hwang PH, Ang TFA, De Anda-Duran I, Liu X, Liu Y, Gurnani A, Mez J, Auerbach S, Joshi P, Yuan J, Devine S, Au R, Liu C. Examination of potentially modifiable dementia risk factors across the adult life course: The Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement. 2023 Jul; 19(7):2975-2983.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36656649; PMCID: PMC10354206; DOI: 10.1002/alz.12940;
  6. Yuan J, Liu X, Liu C, Ang AFA, Massaro J, Devine SA, Auerbach SH, Blusztajn JK, Au R, Jacques PF. Is dietary choline intake related to dementia and Alzheimer's disease risk: results from the Framingham Heart Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2022 Aug 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35918258; PMCID: PMC9630864; DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqac193;
  7. Yuan J, Au R, Karjadi C, Ang TF, Devine S, Auerbach S, DeCarli C, Libon DJ, Mez J, Lin H. Associations Between the Digital Clock Drawing Test and Brain Volume: Large Community-Based Prospective Cohort (Framingham Heart Study). J Med Internet Res. 2022 Apr 15; 24(4):e34513.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35436225; PMCID: PMC9055470; DOI: 10.2196/34513;
  8. Zhang X, Tong T, Chang A, Ang TFA, Tao Q, Auerbach S, Devine S, Qiu WQ, Mez J, Massaro J, Lunetta KL, Au R, Farrer LA. Midlife lipid and glucose levels are associated with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement. 2023 Jan; 19(1):181-193.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35319157; PMCID: PMC10078665; DOI: 10.1002/alz.12641;
  9. Li J, Joshi P, Ang TFA, Liu C, Auerbach S, Devine S, Au R. Mid- to Late-Life Body Mass Index and Dementia Risk: 38 Years of Follow-up of the Framingham Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 12 01; 190(12):2503-2510.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33831181; PMCID: PMC8796797; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwab096;
  10. Petrie BK, Sturzoiu T, Shulman J, Abbas S, Masoud H, Romero JR, Filina T, Nguyen TN, Lau H, Clark J, Auerbach S, Pyatkevich YG, Aparicio HJ. Questionnaire and Portable Sleep Test Screening of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Acute Stroke and TIA. J Clin Med. 2021 Aug 13; 10(16).View Related Profiles. PMID: 34441863; PMCID: PMC8396899; DOI: 10.3390/jcm10163568;
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The Boston Globe 11/6/2023

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CBS News 10/3/2023

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BU Today 7/5/2023

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The Boston Globe 6/15/2023

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Wonder How To Kick Those God Awful Wyoming Winter Blues?

K2 Radio 1/24/2023

Seasonal affective disorder: The ‘winter blues’

Athens Daily Review 11/5/2022

How Medical Residents Can Improve Their Sleep: AUDIO

HealthCity 11/3/2022

Melatonin Isn’t as Safe as You May Think

BU Today 7/12/2022

What Is Sleep Debt and How Can You Recover From It?

Totally the Bomb 3/25/2022

Eight Tips to Better Sleep

BU Today 3/14/2021

Cam Newton not alone in lack of sleep during pandemic

The Boston Herald 12/29/2020

The Counter-Intuitive Sleep Problem I Didn’t Know I Had

Apartment Therapy 9/13/2020

Nightly Fireworks Cause Many to Lose Sleep, Affecting Health

Yahoo!Life 6/23/2020

What’s Up With Our Dreams Lately? Sleep Researchers Cite Extraordinary Coronavirus Stress

The Boston Globe 5/6/2020

If COVID-19 Is Messing With Your Sleep Routine, Here’s How to Get It Back on Track

Allure 5/5/2020

Coronavirus Brings Unseen Effects Even When Sleeping

The Daily Free Press 4/28/2020

Winter Approaches. A BU Prof Explains The Signs Of Seasonal Affective Disorder

WBUR 12/2/2019

Treating Insomnia in Older Adult Patients - A Q&A With Sanford Auerbach, MD

AJMC 11/12/2019

Elusive Zzzzzzzs: Setting Back Clock Won't Erase Sleep Deficit Nagging Older Adults

The Boston Globe 10/31/2019

Seasonal Affective Disorder Impacts 10 Million Americans. Are You One of Them?

BU Today 10/31/2019

Wellness Wednesday: Simple Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep

BU Today 9/4/2019
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