School of Public Health

Kukull, Walter

Walter A. 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-261G
Seattle, WA 98195
Tel: 206-616-1765
National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
Box 354983
4311 11th Avenue NE #300
Seattle, WA 98105
Tel: 206-543-4560


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 


In The News

Population neuroscience approach to dementia research
ASPPH, 03/08/2018

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

Close Up July 2014: Walter Kukull
SPH News, 06/26/2014