Alessandro Biffi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Biffi leads the research team in the Aging & Brain Health Research (ABHR) Group, focused on developing new tools to determine individual risk for age-related neurological and psychiatric disorders, and to leverage this information to develop new prevention and treatment interventions.
Neurological and psychiatric disorders affecting the elderly are a major contributor to disability and mortality worldwide. The numbers describing this “epidemic” are truly sobering. One person in three over the age of 65 will develop dementia in their lifetime. Three quarters of the approximately 800,000 strokes diagnosed in the US each year will affect people over the age of 65. One in every fifteen individuals above age 65 suffers from depressive symptoms, with 20% of suicides occurring in this age category. We are committed to ensuring these numbers are drastically reduced over the next few years.
Our Mission: to transform brain aging and health through innovative scientific research.