Ann D Cohen, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society for Neuroscience
Member, International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Disease Research and Treatment

Selected Honors & Awards

Hamilton Family Award for Basic Neuroscience Research in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Research Interests

Alzheimer's disease; PET imaging of Alzheimer's disease; Multimodal neuroimaging
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Medical student research training; Undergraduate research training