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Brenda Lee Plassman

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences
2400 Pratt St 6th Floor, Durham, NC 27710
2400 Pratt St 6th Floor, Rm 6012, Durham, NC 27705

Selected Grants


NC Registry for Brain Health Phase 4

Public ServiceCo Investigator · Awarded by State of North Carolina · 2023 - 2025

Cognitive Training to Reduce Cognitive Impairment: The PACT Trial

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of South Florida · 2021 - 2025

Duke Creating ADRD Researchers for the Next Generation - Stimulating Access to Research in Residency Program (CARiNG-StARR)"

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2024

Care-partner assisted intervention to improve oral health of individuals with mild dementia

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by New York University · 2018 - 2024

Improving the lives of persons living with dementia and their families through person-centered measurement of home time

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2024

NC Registry for Brain Health Phase 4

Public ServiceCo Investigator · Awarded by State of North Carolina · 2023 - 2025

Cognitive Training to Reduce Cognitive Impairment: The PACT Trial

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of South Florida · 2021 - 2025

Duke Creating ADRD Researchers for the Next Generation - Stimulating Access to Research in Residency Program (CARiNG-StARR)"

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPreceptor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2020 - 2024

Care-partner assisted intervention to improve oral health of individuals with mild dementia

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by New York University · 2018 - 2024

Improving the lives of persons living with dementia and their families through person-centered measurement of home time

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2024

National Health and Aging Trends Study

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Johns Hopkins University · 2019 - 2024

Pesticides, Olfaction, and Prodromal Neurodegeneration Among US Farmers

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Michigan State University · 2019 - 2024

Determinants of TBI and Risk of Dementia: Effects of Race, Comorbidities and Health Behaviors

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by NCIRE - The Veterans Health Research Institute · 2018 - 2023

Preventing Cognitive Decline by Reducing BP Target Trial (PCOT)

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Texas - Southwestern · 2020 - 2023

NC Registry for Brain Health Phase 3

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by State of North Carolina · 2021 - 2023

VRFCAT Supplement

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VeraSci · 2019 - 2023

Validation of a Performance Based Measure of Functioning in MCI and Early AD (VRFCAT)

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by VeraSci · 2018 - 2023

The Racial/Ethnic and Geographical Connection Between Cognitive Function and Environmental Chemicals in Older Adults

ResearchMentor · Awarded by University of Southern California · 2021 - 2022

Life Course Process of Alzheimer's Disease: Sex Difference and Biosocial Mechanisms

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2017 - 2022

Pathway of co-occurrence of poor oral health and diabetes to Alzheimer's disease and related dementia (ADRD) and mortality

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by New York University · 2020 - 2021

Preventing Cognitive Decline by Reducing BP Target Trial (PCOT)

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by University of Texas - Southwestern · 2020 - 2021

NC Registry for Brain Health Phase 2

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by State of North Carolina · 2019 - 2021

Decision Making for Cardiovascular Therapy in Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Michigan · 2016 - 2021

Alzheimer's Disease, Genes, and Pesticide Use in the Agricultural Health Study

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2021

Metabolic Signatures Underlying Vascular Risk Factors for Alzheimer-type Dementias

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2015 - 2020

NC Registry for Brain Health

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by State of North Carolina · 2018 - 2020

Innovating Tablet-Based Cognitive Assessment for CNS Disorders of Aging

Clinical TrialCo Investigator · Awarded by NeuroCog Trials · 2016 - 2018

Genes, environments, interactions, and cognitive decline in the HRS

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Wake Forest University · 2015 - 2018

Assessing feasibility of computer virtual reality instrument

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by NeuroCog Trials · 2018 - 2018

The Greatest Generation: The NAS-NRC WWII Twins Registry as a Scientific Resource - Data Archiving

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Southern California · 2017 - 2018

Caregivers' Reactions and Experience: Imaging Dementia - Evidence for Amyloid Scanning - CARE IDEAS

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Brown University · 2016 - 2017

Epidemiology of mTBI and Neurosensory Outcomes

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Virginia Commonwealth University · 2014 - 2016

Developing an Oral Health Intervention for Individuals with Mild Dementia

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2016

Behavior And Physiology In Aging

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1999 - 2015

Genes, environments, interactions, and cognitive decline in the HRS

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2015

Trend and Trajectories of Oral Health among Older Americans

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2009 - 2014

Cognitive Endophenotypes for Genetic Studies of Alzheimer's Disease

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2007 - 2012

Epidemiology of Dementia in Cache County, Utah

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1994 - 2011

IPA - Plassman

ResearchPI-Fellow · Awarded by Veterans Administration Medical Center · 2010 - 2010

NIH State of the Science Conference on Preventing Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Decline

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality · 2008 - 2010

IPA - Brenda Plassman

ResearchPI-Fellow · Awarded by Veterans Administration Medical Center · 2008 - 2009

Same

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1989 - 2008

IPA - Brenda Plassman

ResearchAssociate Research Professor · Awarded by Veterans Administration Medical Center · 2006 - 2008

Job Complexity and Cognition in Older Twin Pairs

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2003 - 2005

External Relationships


  • UNC - Chapel Hill
  • University of Michigan

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