Marianne Chanti-Ketterl
Assistant Professor in 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 working in the clinical trial Preventing Alzheimer's disease with Cognitive Training (PACT). In addition, my scientific collaborative work addresses the risk of cognitive decline and dementia due to metabolic dysfunction factors or lifetime traumatic brain injuries.

I serve as the Junior Associate Core Lead for the Outreach Recruitment and Engagement Core of the Duke-UNC Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. I focus my effort on ways to engage traditionally under-served and marginalized populations in research. I am also an active member of the Alzheimer's Association and a current member of the Board of Directors for the Eastern North Carolina Chapter.

Current Research Interests

  • Cognitive / Brain Health
  • Epidemiology of Pesticide/chemical exposures
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Cardio-metabolic biomarkers
  • Population health disparities

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 2400 Pratt St 6th Floor, Box 102505, Durham, NC 27705
  • 2400 Pratt St 6th Floor, Box 102505, Durham, NC 27705

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