Dr. Robert Stern is Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Neurobiology at Boston University (BU) School of Medicine, where he is also Director of Clinical Research for the BU Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center. CTE is a leading research institution studying the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma in athletes.
From 2010-2019, while he was the Director of the Clinical Core of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center (BUADC), his major areas of research included the assessment and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, driving and dementia, and thyroid-brain relationships. Dr. Stern has published on various aspects of cognitive assessment and is the senior author of many widely used neuropsychological tests. In addition to being a researcher, administrator, and educator, Dr. Stern has also served as a clinician specializing in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Dr. Stern has appeared frequently in national and international media for his work on Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).