Karen Marder, MD, MPH

Dr. Karen Marder completed her residency training in Neurology at the Neurological Institute and fellowship training in Behavioral Neurology with Dr. Richard Mayeux and Neuroepidemiology training with Dr. W. Allan Hauser at Columbia. She joined the faculty as an assistant professor of Neurology in 1989 and is currently the Sally Kerlin Professor of Neurology. She has served as the Chief of the Division of Aging and Dementia since 1991. Her research has focused on the genetic epidemiology and treatment of cognitive, behavioral and motor impairments in a range of neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease, dementia with Lewy Bodies, Huntington’s Disease, HIV dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She established and has directed the Huntington's Disease Society of America Center of Excellence at Columbia since 1991. She serves as Associate Director of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational research where she directs the Clinical Research Resource for adult and pediatric inpatient and outpatient research and the Integrating Special Populations resource.