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

Dr. Chanti-Ketterl’s research is focused on identifying modifiable health and environmental factors which may impact brain health. In particular, she is interested in environmental chemicals such as pesticides and how these affect cognitive function in aging populations (e.g., Is the lifetime use of pesticides associated with lower cognitive function among older adults? Are particular pesticides associated with dementia?). Dr. Chanti-Ketterl is currently testing the use of silicone wristbands in older farmers to identify and quantify the specific chemicals they are exposed to. In addition, she is examining the impact of traumatic brain injuries and the risk of developing dementia in late life among veterans.

Current Research Interests

Link between cognitive health and:
  1. Pesticide/chemical exposures
  2. Traumatic brain injuries and/or falls
  3. Cardiovascular risk factors
  4. 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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