Walter A. Kukull, PhD, MS
Director, National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
Dept. of Epidemiology
1959 NE Pacific Street
Health Sciences, F-261A
Seattle, WA 98195-7236
National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
4311 11th Avenue NE #300
Seattle, WA 98105
Dr Kukull's research is principally in the neurodegenerative, vascular and other conditions causing dementia and cognitive impairment. These conditions include Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's/Lewy body disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, and cerebrovascular disease. Since 1999, as Director and PI of the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center [U01AG016976], he is closely tied to the ~30 Alzheimer's Disease Centers nationwide, funded by National Institute on Aging. In addition to NACC work, he is an investigator with a number of other NIH grants.
Dr. Kukull's primary teaching responsibility is Epidemiology 511 (Introduction to Epidemiology) in Autumn Quarter; he also teaches Epi/Envh 571: Neuroepidemiology and Environmental Risk Factors during Winter Quarter in odd numbered years. In addition, he teaches Epi 511 for the Medical Engineering program during Spring quarter.
PhD, Epidemiology, University of Washington 1983
MS, Psychology, Western Washington University 1974
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Close Up July 2014: Walter Kukull (SPH)
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