University of Bordeaux, France
Carole Dufouil is a Research Director at the Inserm Research Center UMR897. She has published over 120 articles in international journals (H-index 40) and is editor of Alzheimer’s and Dementia: translational research & clinical interventions.
Her research is focused on the determinants of cerebral neurological diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. She is particularly interested in the role of vascular risk factor exposure and cognitively stimulating activities, and in imaging markers (PET, MRI) of brain aging and disease. She is also interested in the methodological challenges related to the analysis of studies on the determinants of brain health and has created the international Melodem initiative, which aims at harmonizing analytical approaches in longitudinal studies on dementia.
Dr. Dufouil is co-PI of the 3C-Dijon study and co-PI of the Memento study, a national clinical cohort, which was set up in the context of the Alzheimer Plan 2008-2013 and aims at improving our understanding of the natural course of Alzheimer’s disease.