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Neelum T. Aggarwal, MD

  • Neurology
Board Certification:
  • Neurology
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Chicago Medical School
Residency: Henry Ford Hospital - Neurology
Fellowship: Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center; Rush Institute for Healthy Aging - Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Clinical Expertise:
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Dementia
  • Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
  • Stroke
Research Interests:
  • Biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Health disparities and health literacy
  • Links between heart health and cognitive function in women
  • Minority recruitment and engagement in clinical trials
Languages Spoken:
  • German
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Racial Differences in Cognitive Function and Risk of Incident Stroke.
    Rajan KB, Schneider JA, Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Everson-Rose SA, Evans DA
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
    2015 Sep 16
  2. MIND diet slows cognitive decline with aging.
    Morris MC, Tangney CC, Wang Y, Sacks FM, Barnes LL, Bennett DA, Aggarwal NT
    Alzheimers Dement
    2015 Sep
  3. Multi-Ethnic Genome-Wide Association Study of Cerebral White Matter Hyperintensities on MRI.
    Verhaaren BF, Debette S, Bis JC, Smith JA, Ikram MK, Adams HH, Beecham AH, Rajan KB, Lopez LM, Barral S, van Buchem MA, van der Grond J, Smith AV, Hegenscheid K, Aggarwal NT, de Andrade M, Atkinson EJ, Beekman M, Beiser AS, Blanton SH, Boerwinkle E, Brickman AM, Bryan RN, Chauhan G, Chen CP, Chouraki V, de Craen AJ, Crivello F, Deary IJ, Deelen J, De Jager PL, Dufouil C, Elkind MS, Evans DA, Freudenberger P, Gottesman RF, Guðnason V, Habes M, Heckbert SR, Heiss G, Hilal S, Hofer E, Hofman A, Ibrahim-Verbaas CA, Knopman DS, Lewis CE, Liao J, Liewald DC, Luciano M, van der Lugt A, Martinez OO, Mayeux R, Mazoyer B, Nalls MA, Nauck M, Niessen WJ, Oostra BA, Psaty BM, Rice KM, Rotter JI, von Sarnowski B, Schmidt H, Schreiner PJ, Schuur M, Sidney SS, Sigurdsson S, Slagboom PE, Stott DJ, van Swieten JC, Teumer A, Töglhofer AM, Traylor M, Trompet S, Turner ST, Tzourio C, Uh HW, Uitterlinden AG, Vernooij MW, Wang JJ, Wong TY, Wardlaw JM, Windham BG, Wittfeld K, Wolf C, Wright CB, Yang Q, Zhao W, Zijdenbos A, Jukema JW, Sacco RL, Kardia SL, Amouyel P, Mosley TH, Longstreth WT, DeCarli CC, van Duijn CM, Schmidt R, Launer LJ, Grabe HJ, Seshadri SS, Ikram MA, Fornage M
    Circ Cardiovasc Genet
    2015 Feb 7
  4. From Neurodegeneration to Brain Health: An Integrated Approach.
    Petersen RB, Lissemore FM, Appleby B, Aggarwal N, Boyatzis R, Casadesus G, Cummings J, Jack A, Perry G, Safar J, Sajatovic M, Surewicz W, Wang Y, Whitehouse P, Lerner A
    J. Alzheimers Dis.
    2015 Feb 26
  5. MIND diet associated with reduced incidence of Alzheimer's disease.
    Morris MC, Tangney CC, Wang Y, Sacks FM, Bennett DA, Aggarwal NT
    Alzheimers Dement
    2015 Feb 11
  6. Mixed pathology is more likely in black than white decedents with Alzheimer dementia.
    Barnes LL, Leurgans S, Aggarwal NT, Shah RC, Arvanitakis Z, James BD, Buchman AS, Bennett DA, Schneider JA
    2015 Aug 11
  7. Social Determinants, Race, and Brain Health Outcomes: Findings from the Chicago Health and Aging Project.
    Aggarwal NT, Everson-Rose SA, Evans DA
    Curr Alzheimer Res
  8. Association of cognitive functioning, incident stroke, and mortality in older adults.
    Rajan KB, Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Everson-Rose SA, Evans DA
    2014 Sep
  9. Perceived stress and change in cognitive function among adults 65 years and older.
    Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Beck TL, Rajan KB, Mendes de Leon CF, Evans DA, Everson-Rose SA
    Psychosom Med
    2014 Jan
  10. Perceived Stress Is Associated With Subclinical Cerebrovascular Disease in Older Adults.
    Aggarwal NT, Clark CJ, Beck TL, Mendes de Leon CF, Decarli C, Evans DA, Everson Rose SA.
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013
    2013 Jan 9. doi:pii: S1064-7481(12)00004-8. 10.1016/j.jagp.2012.06.001. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. Antemortem amyloid imaging and β-amyloid pathology in a case with dementia with Lewy bodies.
    Kantarci K, Yang C, Schneider JA, Senjem ML, Reyes DA, Lowe VJ, Barnes LL, Aggarwal NT, Bennett DA, Smith GE, Petersen RC, Jack CR Jr, Boeve BF.
    Neurobiol Aging. 2012
    2012 May
    33(5):878-85. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2010.08.007. Epub 2010 Oct 18.
  12. The Minority Aging Research Study: ongoing efforts to obtain brain donation in African Americans without dementia.
    Barnes LL, Shah RC, Aggarwal NT, Bennett DA, Schneider JA.
    Curr Alzheimer Res. 2012
    2012 Jul
  13. Accounting for bias due to selective attrition: the example of smoking and cognitive decline.
    Weuve J, Tchetgen Tchetgen EJ, Glymour MM, Beck TL, Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Evans DA, Mendes de Leon CF.
    Epidemiology. 2012
    2012 Jan
    23(1):119-28. doi: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e318230e861.
  14. Psychosocial Distress and Stroke Risk in Older Adults.
    Henderson KM, Clark CJ, Lewis TT, Aggarwal NT, Beck T, Guo H, Lunos S, Brearley A, de Leon CF, Evans DA, Everson-Rose SA.
    Stroke. 2012
    2012 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  15. Characteristics of MR infarcts associated with dementia and cognitive function in the elderly.
    Aggarwal NT, Schneider JA, Wilson RS, Beck TL, Evans DA, Carli CD.
    Neuroepidemiology. 2012
    38(1):41-7. doi: 10.1159/000334438. Epub 2011 Dec 17.
  16. Trends in Alzheimer's disease and dementia in the asian-pacific region.
    Aggarwal NT, Tripathi M, Dodge HH, Alladi S, Anstey KJ.
    Int J Alzheimers Dis. 2012
    2012:171327. doi: 10.1155/2012/171327. Epub 2012 Dec 9. No abstract available.
  17. Neighborhood cohesion is associated with reduced risk of stroke mortality.
    Clark CJ, Guo H, Lunos S, Aggarwal NT, Beck T, Evans DA, Mendes de Leon C, Everson-Rose SA.
    Stroke. 2011
    2011 May
    42(5):1212-7. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.110.609164. Epub 2011 Apr 14.
  18. Uncovering the genetic architecture of white matter disease.
    Aggarwal NT, De Jager PL.
    Ann Neurol. 2011
    2011 Jun
    69(6):907-8. doi: 10.1002/ana.22460. No abstract available.
  19. Cognitive activity and the cognitive morbidity of Alzheimer disease
    Wilson RS, Barnes LL, Aggarwal NT, Boyle PA, Hebert LE, Mendes de Leon CF, Evans DA
    2010 Sep 14
  20. Cognitive decline in incident Alzheimer disease in a community population
    Wilson RS, Aggarwal NT, Barnes LL, Mendes de Leon CF, Hebert LE, Evans DA
    2010 Mar 23
  21. Genetic variation in the IL7RA/IL7 pathway increases multiple sclerosis susceptibility.
    Zuvich RL, McCauley JL, Oksenberg JR, Sawcer SJ, De Jager PL; International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium, Aubin C, Cross AH, Piccio L, Aggarwal NT, Evans D, Hafler DA, Compston A, Hauser SL, Pericak-Vance MA, Haines JL.
    Hum Genet. 2010
    2010 Mar
    127(5):525-35. doi: 10.1007/s00439-010-0789-4. Epub 2010 Jan 30.
  22. The association of magnetic resonance imaging measures with cognitive function in a biracial population sample.
    Aggarwal NT, Wilson RS, Bienias JL, De Jager PL, Bennett DA, Evans DA, DeCarli C.
    Arch Neurol. 2010
    2010 Apr
    67(4):475-82. doi: 10.1001/archneurol.2010.42.
  23. A battery of tests for assessing cognitive function in older Latino persons.
    Krueger KR, Wilson RS, Bennett DA, Aggarwal NT.
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2009
    2009 Oct-Dec
    23(4):384-8. doi: 10.1097/WAD.0b013e31819e0bfc.
  24. Biracial population study of mortality in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer disease.
    Wilson RS, Aggarwal NT, Barnes LL, Bienias JL, Mendes de Leon CF, Evans DA.
    Arch Neurol. 2009
    2009 Jun
    66(6):767-72. doi: 10.1001/archneurol.2009.80.
  25. Meta-analysis of genome scans and replication identify CD6, IRF8 and TNFRSF1A as new multiple sclerosis susceptibility loci.
    De Jager PL, Jia X, Wang J, de Bakker PI, Ottoboni L, Aggarwal NT, Piccio L, Raychaudhuri S, Tran D, Aubin C, Briskin R, Romano S; International MS Genetics Consortium, Baranzini SE, McCauley JL, Pericak-Vance MA, Haines JL, Gibson RA, Naeglin Y, Uitdehaag B, Matthews PM, Kappos L, et al.
    Nat Genet. 2009
    2009 Jul
    41(7):776-82. doi: 10.1038/ng.401. Epub 2009 Jun 14.
  26. The neuropathology of older persons with and without dementia from community versus clinic cohorts.
    Schneider JA, Aggarwal NT, Barnes L, Boyle P, Bennett DA.
    J Alzheimers Dis. 2009
    18(3):691-701. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2009-1227.
  27. Use of home-based formal services by adult day care clients with Alzheimer's disease.
    Skarupski KA, McCann JJ, Bienias JL, Wolinsky FD, Aggarwal NT, Evans DA.
    Home Health Care Serv Q.
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