Einstein Experts

Alzheimer's disease

Joe Verghese, M.B.,B.S.

Joe Verghese, M.B.,B.S.

Professor, Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology, Einstein

Murray D. Gross Memorial Faculty Scholar in Gerontology, Einstein

Director, Division of Cognitive & Motor Aging, Department of Neurology, Einstein

Attending Physician, Department of Neurology, Montefiore Medical Center

Alzheimer's disease/dementiaGait/mobilityAging

Dr. Verghese is an expert on aging who assesses how diseases and aging affect cognitive ability and mobility in older adults. Among his current projects, he is studying whether brain stimulating activities can reduce the risk of dementia. He is also studying if divided attention tasks, such as walking while talking, can predict outcomes such as disability and cognitive decline. read more...

 

Charles B. Hall, Ph.D.

Charles B. Hall, Ph.D.

Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health

Professor, Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Alzheimer's disease/dementiaAgingCognition

EpidemiologyBiostatistics

Dr. Hall is a biostatistician recognized for leading important long-term studies of aging and dementia. His research has shown, for example, that brain-stimulating activities delay the onset of dementia. He is the longtime director of the statistical core of the Einstein Aging Study, one of the longest-running prospective studies of aging in the country. He is also the lead statistician for the data coordinating center of the federally funded World Trade Center (WTC) Medical Monitoring & Treatment Program, which provides free health monitoring and treatment for workers and volunteers involved in the rescue, recovery and clean-up activities at the WTC site in New York City.

In his aging studies, Dr. Hall has pioneered the use of change-point models – powerful statistical tools for detecting subtle but meaningful changes in data. He has used these models to show that having more years of formal education or engaging in cognitively stimulating leisure activities appear to protect against developing clinical dementia symptoms. He is also involved in an Einstein study investigating the role of genes in exceptional longevity. read more...