Walter Kukull

Professor, Epidemiology



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



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

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Symptomatic Profile and Cognitive Performance in Autopsy-Confirmed Limbic-Predominant Age-Related TDP-43 Encephalopathy With Comorbid Alzheimer Disease.
(2022 Nov 16)
J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 81(12): 975-987
Gauthreaux K, Mock C, Teylan MA, Culhane JE, Chen YC, Chan KCG, Katsumata Y, Nelson PT, Kukull WA

Multiple gene variants linked to Alzheimer's-type clinical dementia via GWAS are also associated with non-Alzheimer's neuropathologic entities.
(2022 Nov)
Neurobiol Dis 174(): 105880
Katsumata Y, Shade LM, Hohman TJ, Schneider JA, Bennett DA, Farfel JM, Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium, Kukull WA, Fardo DW, Nelson PT

Biomarkers of Alzheimer syndrome and related dementias: A&D author's guide.
(2022 Sep)
Alzheimers Dement 18(9): 1595-1601
Lutz MW, Khachaturian AS, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Willette AA, Mielke MM, Hayden KM, Dodge HH, Tang Y, Greenberg BD, Kukull WA, Khachaturian ZS

Cognitive domain harmonization and cocalibration in studies of older adults.
(2022 Aug 4)
Mukherjee S, Choi SE, Lee ML, Scollard P, Trittschuh EH, Mez J, Saykin AJ, Gibbons LE, Sanders RE, Zaman AF, Teylan MA, Kukull WA, Barnes LL, Bennett DA, Lacroix AZ, Larson EB, Cuccaro M, Mercado S, Dumitrescu L, Hohman TJ, Crane PK

Divergent magnetic resonance imaging atrophy patterns in Alzheimer's disease and primary age-related tauopathy.
(2022 Sep)
Neurobiol Aging 117(): 1-11
Quintas-Neves M, Teylan MA, Morais-Ribeiro R, Almeida F, Mock CN, Kukull WA, Crary JF, Oliveira TG

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