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Adam M. Brickman, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology, the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain and the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center)
Adam M. Brickman, PhD

Dr. Brickman uses advanced neuroimaging techniques to understand cognitive aging and dementia. He is particularly interested in white matter abnormalities and the intersection between vascular disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Ongoing Research: The effect of age on neuromorphology and its cognitive consequences. His current research efforts focus primarily on "normal" cognitive and structural changes across the adult lifespan. Specifically, he uses structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to try to identify specific areas in the brain or coordinated patterns of brain tissue that are most vulnerable to the effects of age. Although age-associated decline across several neurocognitive domains has been well-documented, how age-associated differences in the brain's structure impacts cognitive abilities is still poorly understood. He is addressing this issue with a focus on individual differences in cognitive aging and on potential moderators and mediators of the relationships among age, neuromorphology, and cognition. He is particularly interested in understanding how cognitive reserve and cerebrovascular risk factors interact with the aging brain and cognitive abilities. For MRI quantification, these studies use traditional manual-tracing region-of-interest (ROI) approaches, ROI templates, white matter hyperintensity quantification protocols, voxel based morphometry, and novel multivariate/covariance analytic techniques. He also has an interest in using structural and functional neuroimaging techniques, traditional neuropsychological approaches, and functional assessment to understand neuro/psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and dementia.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Cognitive Neuroscience

Education & Training

  • Graduate School of the City University of New York
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Centers/Institutes/Programs

  • Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center
  • Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain

NIH Grants

  • WHICAP -GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CEREBROVASCULAR FACTORS IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2016 - Jun 30 2021

    OFFSPRING STUDY OF MECHANISMS OF RACIAL DISPARITIES IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2016 - Mar 31 2021

    INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH TO UNDERSTAND THE INTERPLAY OF DIABETES, CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE AND ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2015 - Aug 31 2020

    DIABETES STATUS AND BRAIN AMYLOID IN MIDDLE AGED HISPANICS (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2015 - May 31 2020

    COOK FOR YOUR LIFE: MAINTAINING DIETARY CHANGE AMONG BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS (Federal Gov)

    Apr 15 2015 - Mar 31 2020

    WHITE MATTER HYPERINTENSITIES IN AGING AND DEMENTIA (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2016 - Aug 31 2018

    EXAMINATION OF THE EARLIEST SYMPTOMS AND BIOMARKERS OF FTLD MAPT CARRIERS (Federal Gov)

    Sep 21 2012 - Jul 31 2018

    GENE-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION IN COGNITION IN VENEZUELAN FAMILIES (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2011 - Apr 30 2018

    MRI, GENETIC AND COGNITIVE PRECURSORS OF AD AND DEMENTIA (Federal Gov)

    Sep 15 2012 - May 31 2017

    EXERCISE, AGE-RELATED MEMORY DECLINE, AND HIPPOCAMPAL FUNCTION (Federal Gov)

    Sep 15 2010 - May 31 2017

    EPIDEMIOLOGY OF BIOMARKERS OF RISK AND PROGRESSION IN LOAD (Federal Gov)

    May 1 2010 - Apr 30 2017

    RE-VISITING METHODS FOR MCI DIAGNOSIS TO IMPROVE BIOMARKER AND TRIAL FINDINGS (Federal Gov)

    Mar 15 2016 - Feb 28 2017

    MECHANISMS OF ANTIDEPRESSANT NONRESPONSE IN LATE LIFE DEPRESSION (Federal Gov)

    Jan 1 2015 - Dec 31 2016

    INTEGRATING NEUROIMAGING WITH STUDIES OF COGNITIVE AGING IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2012 - Aug 31 2016

    HIPPOCOMPAL AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION, EXERCISE, AND OVARIAN CANCER: A PILOT STUDY (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2014 - Jul 31 2016

    NEUROPATHOGENESIS OF CLADE C HIV IN SOUTH AFRICA (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015

    NEUROIMAGING-GUIDED HISTOPATHOLOGICAL EXAMINAION OF WHITE MA TTER ABNORMALITIES IN AGING AND DEMENTIA (Private)

    Jun 1 2012 - May 31 2014

    UNDERSTANDING THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF CF WITH REGARD TO BRAIN FUNCTION AND COGNITION (Private)

    Apr 16 2009 - May 15 2014

    MEDITERRANEAN DIET AND OTHER DIETARY PATTERNS IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

    Mar 1 2008 - Feb 28 2014

    AN EX-VIVO STUDY OF WHITE MATTER HYPER INTENSITIES IN AGING AND ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Private)

    Oct 1 2010 - Sep 30 2013

    COGNITIVE BENEFITS OF CARDIAC REHABILITATION (Federal Gov)

    Jun 1 2010 - Nov 30 2012

    COGNITIVE BENEFITS OF CARDIAC REHABILITATION IN HEART FAILUR E (Federal Gov)

    Jun 1 2010 - Nov 30 2012

    COGNITIVE BENEFITS OF CARDIAC REHABILITATION IN HEART FAILURE (Federal Gov)

    Jun 1 2010 - Nov 30 2012

    THE EFFECT OF AGE ON NEUROMORPHOLOGY AND ITS COGNITIVE (Federal Gov)

    May 15 2007 - Apr 30 2012