Ann D Cohen, PhD
Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Cohen AD, Jia Y, Smagula S, Chang C-C H, Snitz B, Berman SB, Jacobsen EP, Ganguli M. 2020 Cognitive functions predict trajectories of sleepiness over ten years: A population-based study. J. Gerontology: Med. Sci. glaa120. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glaa120. PMID: 32405646
- Snitz BE, Tudorascu DL, Yu Z, Campbell E, Lopresti BJ, Laymon CM, Minhas DS, Nadkarni NK, Aizenstein HJ, Klunk WE, Weintraub S, Gershon RC, Cohen AD. 2020. Associations between NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery and in vivo brain amyloid and tau pathology in non-demented older adults. Alzheimers Dement. 12(1):e12018. doi: 10.1002/dad2.12018. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32426450
- Goodheart A, Tamburo E, Minhas D, Aizenstein H, McDade E, Weissfeld L, Snitz B, Price J, Mathis C, Lopez O, Klunk W, Cohen AD. (2015) Binding of Pittsburgh Compound B to both normal and abnormal white matter in elderly cognitively normal controls. Neuroimage Clinical. 9:479-83.
- Cohen AD, Mowrey W, Weissfeld LA, Aizenstein HJ, McDade E, Mountz JM, Nebes RD, Saxton JA, Snitz B, Dekosky S, Williamson J, Lopez OL, Price JC, Mathis CA, Klunk WE. (2013) Classification of Amyloid-Positivity in Controls: Comparison of Visual Read and Quantitative Approaches. Neuroimage. 71: 207-215
- Cohen AD, Price JC, Weissfeld LA, James J, Nebes RD, Saxton JA, Snitz BE, Aizenstein HA, Wolk DA, DeKosky ST, Mathis CA, Klunk WE (2009) Basal Cerebral Metabolism May Modulate the Cognitive Effects of A in Mild Cognitive Impairment: An Example of Brain Reserve. Journal of Neuroscience. 29(47): p. 14770-14778.
Recent Research on the Harmonization of Neuroimaging Data Using RAVEL and ComBat
Neuroimaging studies of structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provide invaluable insights into the changes underlying neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, but frequently combine data collected from multiple scanners and experimental conditions. These conditions can yield data containing substantial technical variability and biases due to differences in sites, scanners, and image...
Pitt Psychiatry Faculty Members Invited to Contribute to World Alzheimer Report
In fall 2021, Alzheimer’s Disease International published World Alzheimer Report 2021: Journey though the diagnosis of dementia, a compendium of research on the disease, currently the seventh leading cause of mortality worldwide. The report addresses numerous challenges and complexities—including the prevalence of myths and misinformation—that inhibit effective diagnosis and treatment Alzheimer’s disease. Pitt...
$100M+ National Institute on Aging Grant Awarded to Pitt Psychiatry to Investigate Connections Between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease
Benjamin Handen, PhD (Professor of Psychiatry), is contact principal investigator (PI) on a newly awarded National Institute of Health (NIH) MPI U19 grant with a budget of $109 million across five years. The project is funded by the National Institute on Aging, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the INCLUDE (INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the...
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Promotes Ann Cohen, PhD, to Associate Professor of Psychiatry
We are delighted to announce that Ann Cohen, PhD, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Psychiatry by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen completed her PhD in neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. She then joined Pitt Psychiatry as a postdoctoral fellow working with William Klunk, MD, PhD, an international expert in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease. Upon completion of her...