School of Public Health

Kukull, Walter

Walter Kukull

Professor, Epidemiology

Director, National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1983
MS Psychology, Western Washington University, 1974

Contact Info

Box 357236
Dept. of Epidemiology
1959 NE Pacific Street
Health Sciences, F-261A
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: 206-616-1765
National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
Box 354983
4311 11th Avenue NE #300
Seattle, WA 98105
Tel: 206-616-6264

Research Interests

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.

Research Areas 

Teaching Interests

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.

In The News

National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center Receives $19.7 Million Grant
ASPPH Friday Letter, 08/28/2014

National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center Receives $19.7 Million Grant
UW School of Public Health News, 08/26/2014

Close Up July 2014: Walter Kukull
SPH, 07/21/2014