Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
Dr. Jessica Langbaum helps lead the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API), which is credited with helping launch a new era in Alzheimer’s prevention research. As part of the API program, Dr. Langbaum directs the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry and its GeneMatch program. She also serves as the Associate Director of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Administrative Core and co-director of its Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement Core.
Dr. Langbaum’s body of research is focused on (1) establishing the science of participant recruitment and retention for Alzheimer’s prevention studies, including designing and executing participant recruitment registries, (2) assessing the impact of genetic testing and risk disclosure, in particular disclosure of APOE and other biomarker (e.g., brain amyloid) results, and (3) designing and executing Alzheimer’s prevention trials, including developing sensitive, novel composite cognitive test scores for use as primary endpoint measures. She has published numerous papers on these topics. She serves as Principal Investigator for several clinical trials and NIH grants.
Dr. Langbaum serves on several national and international advisory boards. She received her bachelor's degree in neuroscience and psychology with high honors from Oberlin College and her Ph.D. in psychiatric epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Banner Alzheimer's Institute.