Charles DeCarli, M.D.

Charles S. DeCarli, M.D.

Specialties

Neurology

Department

Neurology

Title

  • Director of Alzheimer's Disease Center
  • Professor
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Clinical Interests

Charles DeCarli, MD, is Professor of Neurology at the University of California in Davis, California. He is the Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center, a United States National Institutes of Health funded Alzheimer’s research center. He is also Director of the Imaging of Dementia and Aging (IDeA) laboratory.

His research focuses on using advanced structural and functional brain imaging to study normal aging, mild cognitive impairment and dementia and the role of genetics, cerebrovascular and Alzheimer’s disease on these processes.

He is a recipient of the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine—Imaging of the Aging Brain in recognition of his work. In addition, Dr. DeCarli is the Editor-in-Chief of Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, an international journal of AD research.

Division

Neurology

Education

M.D., George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1982

B.S., UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, 1978

Residency

George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1982-84

Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York, 1984-87

Fellowships

National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, 1987-89

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, 1991

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Medical EEG Association

Society for Neuroscience

Select Recent Publications

He J, Carmichael O, Fletcher E, Singh B, Iosif AM, Martinez O, Reed B, Yonelinas A, Decarli C. Influence of functional connectivity and structural MRI measures on episodic memory. Neurobiol Aging. 2012 Jan 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Joshua C Bis, Charles DeCarli, Albert Vernon Smith, Fedde van der Lijn, Fabrice Crivello, Myriam Fornage, Stephanie Debette, Joshua M Shulman, Helena Schmidt, Velandai Srikanth, Maaike Schuur, Lei Yu, Seung-Hoan Choi, Sigurdur Sigurdsson, Benjamin F J Verhaaren, Anita L DeStefano, Jean-Charles Lambert, Clifford R Jack Jr, Maksim Struchalin, Jim Stankovich, Carla A Ibrahim-Verbaas, Debra Fleischman, Alex Zijdenbos, Tom den Heijer, Bernard Mazoyer, Laura H Coker, Christian Enzinger, Patrick Danoy, Najaf Amin, Konstantinos Arfanakis, Mark A van Buchem, Renée F A G de Bruijn, Alexa Beiser, Carole Dufouil, Juebin Huang, Margherita Cavalieri, Russell Thomson, Wiro J Niessen, Lori B Chibnik, Gauti K Gislason, Albert Hofman, Aleksandra Pikula, Philippe Amouyel, Kevin B Freeman, Thanh G Phan, Ben A Oostra, Jason L Stein, Sarah E Medland, Alejandro Arias Vasquez, Derrek P Hibar, Margaret J Wright, Barbara Franke, Nicholas G Martin, Paul M Thompson, Enhancing Neuro Imaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis (ENIGMA) Consortium, Michael A Nalls, Andre G Uitterlinden, Rhoda Au, Alexis Elbaz, Richard J Beare, John C van Swieten, Oscar L Lopez, Tamara B Harris, Vincent Chouraki, Monique M B Breteler, Philip L De Jager, James T Becker, Meike W Vernooij, David Knopman, Franz Fazekas, Philip A Wolf, Aad van der Lugt, Vilmundur Gudnason, W T Longstreth Jr, Matthew A Brown, David A Bennett, Cornelia M van Duijn, Thomas H Mosley, Reinhold Schmidt, Christophe Tzourio, Lenore J Launer, M Arfan Ikram, Sudha Seshadri the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium. Nature Genetics Published online: 15 April 2012 doi:10.1038/ng.2237.

M Arfan Ikram, Myriam Fornage, Albert V Smith, Sudha Seshadri, Reinhold Schmidt, Stéphanie Debette, Henri A Vrooman, Sigurdur Sigurdsson, Stefan Ropele, H Rob Taal, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Laura H Coker, W T Longstreth Jr, Wiro J Niessen, Anita L DeStefano, Alexa Beiser, Alex P Zijdenbos, Maksim Struchalin, Clifford R Jack Jr, Fernando Rivadeneira, Andre G Uitterlinden, David S Knopman, Anna-Liisa Hartikainen, Craig E Pennell, Elisabeth Thiering, Eric A P Steegers, Hakon Hakonarson, Joachim Heinrich, Lyle J Palmer, Marjo-Riitta Jarvelin, Mark I McCarthy, Struan F A Grant, Beate St Pourcain, Nicholas J Timpson, George Davey Smith, Ulla Sovio, Mike A Nalls, Rhoda Au, Albert Hofman, Haukur Gudnason, Aad van der Lugt, Tamara B Harris, William M Meeks, Meike W Vernooij, Mark A van Buchem, Diane Catellier, Vincent W V Jaddoe, Vilmundur Gudnason, B Gwen Windham, Philip A Wolf, Cornelia M van Duijn, Thomas H Mosley Jr, Helena Schmidt, Lenore J Launer, Monique M B Breteler, Charles DeCarli, the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) Consortium Nature Genetics Published online: 15 April 2012 doi:10.1038/ng.2245

Maillard P, Fletcher E, Harvey D, Carmichael O, Reed B, Mungas D, Decarli C. White Matter Hyperintensity Penumbra. Stroke. 2011 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Mayda ABV, Westphal A, Carter CS, DeCarli C. Late life cognitive control deficits are accentuated by white matter disease burden. Brain. 2011 Jun;134(Pt 6):1673-83

Debette S, Seshadri S, Beiser A, Au R, Himali JJ, Palumbo C, Wolf PA, Decarli C. Midlife vascular risk factor exposure accelerates structural brain aging and cognitive decline. Neurology. 2011 Aug 2;77(5):461-8.

Gorelick PB, Scuteri A, Black SE, DeCarli C, Greenberg SM, Iadecola C, Launer LJ, Laurent S, Lopez OL, Nyenhuis D, Petersen RC, Schneider JA, Tzourio C, Arnett DK, Bennett DA, Chui HC, Higashida RT, Lindquist R, Nilsson PM, Roman GC, Sellke FW, Seshadri S; on behalf of the American Heart Association Stroke Council, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention, and Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia. Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia: A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2011 Sep;42(9):2672-713.

Reed BR, Mungas D, Farias ST, Harvey D, Beckett L, Widaman K, Hinton L, Decarli C. Measuring cognitive reserve based on the decomposition of episodic memory variance. Brain. 2010 Jun 30. 133(pt8): 2196-209.

GuoZ, Gupples LA, Kurz A, Auerbach S, Volicer L, Chui H, Green RC, Sandovnic AD, Duara R, DeCarli C, Johnson K, Go RC, Growdon JH, Haines JL, Kukull WA, Farrer LA. Head injury and the risk of Alzheimer disease in the MIRAGE study. NEUROLOGY 2000;54:1316-1

Geroldi C, Laakso MP, DeCarli C, Beltramello A, Bianchetti A, Soininen H, Trabuchhi M, Frisoni GB. Apolipoprotein E Genotype and hippocampal asymmetry in Alzheimer's disease: A volumetric MRI study. JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, NEUROSURGERY & PSYCHIATRY 2000;68: