Richard Mayeux, MD, MSc
Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Epidemiology
Chair & Neurologist-in-Chief, Department of Neurology
Director, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center
Co-director, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain
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Dr. Mayeux is the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Epidemiology, and the Director of the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, a center devoted to the epidemiologic investigation of neurological diseases. He is also the Co-Director of The Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain.
He has led a multidisciplinary, population-based investigation of Alzheimer's disease are related disorders known as the Washington Heights-Inwood Community Aging Project since 1989. In 1992, he received the Leadership and Excellence in Alzheimer's Disease award from the National Institute of Aging for his investigation of genetic and environmental interactions in Alzheimer's disease and in 2004 a MERIT award for his work on the genetic epidemiology of familial Alzheimer's disease. He was among the first to integrate molecular biology and epidemiology in an attempt to identify biological markers of susceptibility to degenerative diseases of the aging nervous system.
Dr. Mayeux graduated with distinction from the University of Oklahoma School of Health Sciences and trained in Internal Medicine at the Boston City Hospital and in Neurology at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He completed a fellowship in the study of disorders of behavior, language and cognition with the late D.Frank Benson in Boston. Dr. Mayeux completed graduate work in epidemiology at the Columbia University School of Public Health.
Dr. Mayeux has been the author of over 300 papers, chapters and books dealing with various aspects of Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative diseases of the aging brain. He has been the Robert Aird Visiting Professor at the University of California at San Francisco, the Emanuel Goldberg Visiting Professor at the University of Rochester and the J.L. Silversides Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto. He was the recipient of the Columbia University Dean's Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award, and received the Rita Hayworth Award from the Alzheimer's Association.
Dr. Mayeux is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the New York Academy of Science, a member of the American Neurological Association, and the Association of American Physicians. He is also a member of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease, Society for Epidemiologic Research and Society for Neuroscience. He has served as a member of the Aging Review and the Epidemiology of Chronic Disorders Committees for the National Institutes of Health and the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board for the Alzheimer's Association. In 2000, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He has received the 2007 Potamkin Prize from the American Academy of Neurology, the 2008 John Stearns Award for Lifetime Achievement in Medicine from the New York Academy of Medicine, and the 2009 Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer's Disease Research from the Alzheimer's Association.