Hugo J. Aparicio

Hugo J. Aparicio

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Boston University

Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Aparicio is a clinician scientist studying stroke and vascular causes of dementia. He is an investigator with the Framingham Heart Study, BU’s Black Women’s Health Study, and the VA Boston Healthcare System’s cardiovascular epidemiology group. His research is on the effects of vascular and lifestyle risk factors on brain health, with a focus on differences seen by sex and race. His projects utilize longitudinal studies and multimodal blood and imaging biomarkers to improve risk prediction for stroke and cerebrovascular disease outcomes, including cognitive decline, dementia, and mortality.

Dr. Aparicio’s undergraduate degree is from Emory University, where he studied biology and Spanish. He received his MD and completed neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. During a vascular neurology fellowship at BUMC, he received an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research is supported by the American Academy of Neurology, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the National Institutes of Health.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health and Medicine


  • Clinical
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Randomized Control Trials (RCTs)
  • Secondary Data Analysis