Marianne Chanti-Ketterl
Medical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

I am a gerontologist focused on the epidemiology of aging. My research interest is on environmental factors that may influence cognitive function, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, particularly in underrepresented populations. I am studying how environmental exposures such as pesticides and other chemicals are associated with cognitive health and aging. I am also investigating alternative non-invasive methods to accurately measure chemical exposures in aging farming cohorts. I serve as the Associate Lead for the Outreach Recruitment and Engagement Core of the Duke-UNC Alzheimer's Disease Collaborative. I am an active member of the Alzheimer's Association and a current member of the Board of Directors for the Eastern North Carolina Chapter. Some of my scientific collaborative work addresses the risk of cognitive decline and dementia due to metabolic dysfunction factors or lifetime traumatic brain injuries. I am always eager for local and international collaborations.

Current Research Interests

Link between cognitive health and:
-Pesticide/chemical exposures
-Traumatic brain injuries and/or falls
-Cardio-metabolic biomarkers

Population health disparities


Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 2200 West Main St., Suite A-20, Durham, NC 27705
  • 2200 West Main St., Suite A-200, Durham, NC 27705

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