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Richard P. Mayeux, MD, MSc

  • Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Epidemiology (in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain)
  • Chair, Department of Neurology
  • Director, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center
  • Co-Director, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain
  • Director, Human Genetic Resources Core
Richard P. Mayeux, MD, MSc

Dr. Richard Mayeux is the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Epidemiology, chair of the Department of Neurology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Neurologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Mayeux is also director of the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, a center devoted to the epidemiologic investigation of neurological diseases, and co-director of the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center.

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 Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Mayeux has led a multidisciplinary, population-based investigation of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders known as the Washington Heights-Inwood Community Aging Project (WHICAP) since 1989. Utilizing this WHICAP population, he and his colleagues were among the first to integrate genetic risk factors and epidemiological principles in an attempt to identify biological markers of susceptibility to degenerative diseases of the aging nervous system.

He has been the author of over 350 papers, chapters, and books dealing with various aspects of Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative diseases of the aging brain. Dr. Mayeux 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, the Society for Epidemiologic Research, and the 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 2001, 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.

Dr. Mayeux has led an epidemiological investigation of Alzheimer's disease and related conditions known as the Washington Heights-Inwood Community Aging Project over a period of 18 years. He studies the rates and risk factors for Alzheimer' disease among elderly of mainly African-American and Caribbean Hispanic descent. Dr. Mayeux also directs a genetic study of Alzheimer's disease in Caribbean Hispanic families. He has completed two full genome-wide scans in these families and is working to fine map regions of interest. He recently identified genetic variants in the sortilin-related receptor, SORL1, related to Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Mayeux is the coordinating investigator for the National Institute on Aging Late Onset Alzheimer's Disease Family Study. This study began in 2002 with the goal of identifying 1,000 families multiply affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Most recently, he is the lead investigator in a collaborative study of families that display exceptional survival and longevity.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Aging and Dementia
  • Department of Psychiatry
    Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Department of Epidemiology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Dementia
  • Aging
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetic Disorders

    Education & Training

  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • MD, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Internship: Boston City Hospital
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Boston VA Hospital

Locations

  • Neurological Institute of New York

    710 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
    Phone:
    (646) 426-3876

Centers/Institutes/Programs

  • Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center
  • Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Insurance Programs

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  • AARP [Medicare Managed Care]
  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Blue Shield [New Jersey]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Indemnity, Medicare (Mediblue), Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]
  • POMCO [POMCO]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

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Committees/Societies/Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • New York Academy of Science
  • American Neurological Association
  • Association of American Physicians
  • Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease
  • Society for Epidemiologic Research
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Aging Review
  • Epidemiology of Chronic Disorders Committees for the National Institutes of Health
  • Medical and Scientific Advisory Board for the Alzheimer's Association
  • Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Global Health Countries

  • Dominican Republic

Honors & Awards

  • 1992 - Leadership and Excellence in Alzheimer’s Disease Award (LEAD), National Institute of Aging
  • 1998 - Dean’s Award, Columbia University, Distinguished Clinical Scientis
  • 1999 - Association of American Physicians & American Epidemiological Society
  • 2001 - Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Science
  • 2004 - Fellow, New York Academy of Science
  • 2007 - Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and Related Diseases American Academy of Neurology
  • 2008 - John Stearns Award for Lifetime Achievement in Medicine, New York Academy of Medicine
  • 2009 - The Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer’s Disease Research from the Alzheimer’s Association
  • 2013 - Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Research Interests

  • Genetic Epidemiology of Alzheimer's disease
  • Biomarkers of Risk and Progression in Alzheimer's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Early Onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD)
  • Late Onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD)
  • Aging and Dementia
  • Neurology

Grants

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NIH Grants

  • WHICAP -GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CEREBROVASCULAR FACTORS IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2016 - Jun 30 2021

    GENETIC STUDIES OF ALZHEIMER S DISEASE IN CARIBBEAN HISPANICS (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2015 - Aug 31 2020

    DOMINANTLY INHERITED ALZHEIMER (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2014 - Dec 31 2019

    LONG LIFE FAMILY STUDY: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY (Federal Gov)

    May 1 2014 - May 31 2019

    CONSORTIUM FOR ALZHEIMER S SEQUENCE ANALYSIS (CASA) U19 PENN (Federal Gov)

    Jun 15 2014 - May 31 2018

    CONSORTIUM FOR ALZHEIMER S SEQUENCE ANALYSIS (CASA) PROJECT 2 (Federal Gov)

    Jun 15 2014 - May 31 2018

    THE BRIEF RESEARCH IN AGING AND INTERDISCIPLINARY NEUROSCIENCES (Federal Gov)

    May 1 2013 - Apr 30 2018

    EPIDEMIOLOGY OF FAMILIAL LATE-ONSET ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

    Apr 15 2012 - Mar 31 2018

    GENETIC MODIFIERS OF ALZHEIMER DISEASE IN PSEN1 MUTATION CARRIERS IN PUERTO RICO (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2016 - Aug 31 2017

    REPLICATION AND EXTENSION IN AFRICAN AMERICANS OF AD SEQUENCING (Federal Gov)

    Jun 15 2016 - May 31 2017

    EPIDEMIOLOGY OF BIOMARKERS OF RISK AND PROGRESSION IN LOAD (Federal Gov)

    May 1 2010 - Apr 30 2017

    COORDINATING CENTER FOR GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (CGAD) (Federal Gov)

    Apr 15 2016 - Feb 28 2017

    NEW YORK CENTER FOR COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH IN GENOMICS (Federal Gov)

    Sep 27 2016 - Nov 30 2016

    WHOLE EXOME ANALYSIS OF EARLY ONSET ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

    Mar 1 2012 - Jul 31 2016

    ALZHEIMER S DISEASE GENETICS CONSORTIUM (Federal Gov)

    Jun 15 2015 - Mar 31 2016

    ALZHEIMER S DISEASE GENETICS CONSORTIUM (Federal Gov)

    Jun 15 2015 - Dec 31 2015

    PLASMA ABETA AND BRAIN AMYLOID (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

    Oct 11 2010 - Oct 11 2015

    ALZHEIMER S DISEASE GENETICS CONSORTIUM (Federal Gov)

    Apr 1 2009 - Mar 31 2014

    ALZHEIMER S DISEASE GENETICS CONSORTIUM (Federal Gov)

    Apr 1 2009 - Mar 31 2014

    ALZHEIMER''S DISEASE GENETICS CONSORTIUM (Federal Gov)

    Apr 1 2009 - Mar 31 2014

    DOMINANTLY INHERITED ALZHEIMER NETWORK (DIAN) (Federal Gov)

    Sep 15 2008 - Dec 31 2013

    EXPANDING A NATIONAL RESOURCE FOR GENETIC RESEARCH IN BEHAVIORAL & HEALTH SCIENCES (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2010 - Aug 31 2013

    SAMPLES ANALYSIS FOR THE PS1 G206A MUTATION (Private)

    Aug 4 2010 - Aug 3 2012

    GENETICS CONSORTIUM FOR LATE ONSET ALZHEIMER''S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2005 - Jun 30 2012

    SHARED NEXT-GENERATION SEQUENCING EQUIPMENT (Private)

    Nov 1 2010 - Oct 31 2011

    CREATING A NATIONAL RESOURCE FOR GENETIC RESEARCH IN THE BEH AVIORAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (Federal Gov)

    Oct 1 2009 - Aug 31 2011

    CREATING A NATIONAL RESOURCE FOR GENETIC RESEARCH IN THE BEHAVIORAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (Federal Gov)

    Oct 1 2009 - Aug 31 2011

    THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DEMENTIA IN AN URBAN COMMUNITY (Federal Gov)

    Feb 1 1989 - Jun 30 2010

    GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ALZHEIMER''S DISEASE IN HISPANICS (Federal Gov)

    Dec 1 1998 - Jan 31 2010

    THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DEMENTIA IN AN URBAN COMMUNITY (Federal Gov)

    Aug 15 1999 - Jun 30 2004