Portrait of Hugo J. Aparicio

Hugo J. Aparicio

Faculty Lead, R&P Teams

Hugo J. Aparicio, assistant professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, serves as Faculty Lead of the Research and Policy Team Program at the BU Center for Antiracist Research.

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.

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