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James Robert Burke

Professor of Neurology
Neurology, Behavioral Neurology
Duke Box 3333, Room 201 B Bryan Research Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
932 Morreene Rd, Box 2900, Durham, NC 27710


My research focuses on the characterization of cognitive change with age.  I am specifically interested in delineating the change between normal and pathologic changes associated with aging and developing therapies to delay decline.  

My area of expertise is neurodegenerative diseases and dementia with an emphasis on Alzheimer's disease.

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Neurology · 2012 - Present Neurology, Behavioral Neurology, Neurology
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences · 2021 - Present Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

State University of New York, Brooklyn · 1985 M.D.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville · 1981 Ph.D.