Jesse Mez

Title
Clinical Core Associate Director
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Office
Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Education
BA, MS, MD

Dr. Mez completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed residency training in Neurology at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. He completed a clinical fellowship in Aging and Dementia and a research fellowship in Neuroepidemiology at Columbia University. During fellowship training, he also earned a Masters in Biostatistics with a focus on Statistical Genetics from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia. In 2013, he became an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine.

Research Interests

Dr. Mez’s research focuses on the application of statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology to various forms of dementia. He is particularly interested in the role of genetic and non-genetic factors in atypical clinical presentations of Alzheimer’s disease. He also is interested in how the interaction of genetic risk factors and trauma influence dementia risk, particularly chronic traumatic encephalopathy. He leads the clinical arm of Ann McKee’s UNITE study. He is mentored by Dr. Lindsay Farrer, head of the Biomedical Genetics Division in the Department of Medicine and works closely with division members.

ADC Role

Dr. Mez is Associate Director of the ADC’s Clinical Core. He helps make clinical consensus diagnoses for ADC participants. He also provides clinical evaluations for ADC clinical trials.

Awards and Memberships

Dr. Mez is a 2015 Spivack Neuroscience Scholar. He is a recipient of a K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging. He received the 2013-2014 BU ADC Pilot Grant. He is a recipient of the NIH Loan Repayment Program. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Society of Human Genetics, the International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment and the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology.

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