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Brenda Lee Plassman

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Campus mail: 2200 W. Main Street, Suite A200, Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 668-1586
Email address:

My research interests include the following areas:
1) Epidemiological studies to examine the prevalence and incidence of dementia and cognitive impairment, not dementia (CIND)
2) Studies examining risk and protective factors for dementia and CIND
3) Behavioral genetics of aging and dementia with an emphasis on twin studies
4) Long term outcomes of traumatic brain injury
5) Oral health and cognition in later life

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1986

Selected Grants and Awards