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

I am an aging epidemiologist particularly interested in cognitive function, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

My research focuses on factors which may influence cognitive and functional health. 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 hold especial interest in population health disparities and try to address equity issues in my research.

I am always open for local and international collaborations. Some of my collaborative work addresses the risk of cognitive decline and dementia due to metabolic dysfunction factors or lifetime traumatic brain injuries. I also work in a cognitive training clinical trial and I am involved in the Outreach Recruitment and Education Core of the Duke/UNC Alzheimer's Disease Collaborative and the North Carolina Brain Health Registry.

Current Research Interests

Link between cognitive health and:
  1. Pesticide/chemical exposures
  2. Traumatic brain injuries and/or falls
  3. Cardio-metabolic biomarkers
  4. Population health disparities

Office Hours

Tuesdays 10:00AM-12:00PM
Thursdays 3:00PM-5:00PM

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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