Dr. Bradford C. Dickerson
Dickerson, M.D., M.MSc (Clinical Investigation) is Principal
Investigator of the
Dickerson Neuroimaging Lab at Massachusetts General
Hospital. He is also Director of Clinical Applications, MGH Morphometry
Analysis Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Codirector,
Neuroimaging Group, Gerontology Research Unit, Massachusetts General
Brad earned his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering in 1990 from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, after which he worked as a medical writer for the Alzheimer’s Association. Brad earned his M.D. from University of Illinois, Chicago in 1999 and his M.MSc from Harvard Medical School and MIT in 2005. During medical school, he performed quantitative morphometric structural MRI research in aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and epilepsy. During and after neurology residency and behavioral neurology fellowship at MGH and BWH, he has been performing functional and structural MRI research in aging, MCI, and Alzheimer’s disease. His work seeks to understand the effects of aging and AD on the neural basis of memory.
He authored The entorhinal cortex as an anatomical mediator of genetic vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease, Advances in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Technology and Clinical Applications, and Functional magnetic resonance imaging of cholinergic modulation in mild cognitive impairment, and coauthored Prefrontal-hippocampal-fusiform activity during encoding predicts intra-individual differences in free recall ability: An event-related functional-anatomic MRI study, MRI-derived entorhinal and hippocampal atrophy in incipient and very mild Alzheimer’s disease, Prevalence and effects of lobar microhemorrages in early-stage dementia, and Neuroanatomical correlates of extraversion and neuroticism. Read his full list of publications!
Brad is a member of the American Medical Writers Association, American Medical Association, Society for Neuroscience, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.