Sterling Johnson, PhD

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dr sterling johnson

Jean R. Finley Professor of Geriatrics and Dementia

Department of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Professional Activities

Dr. Johnson is a clinical neuropsychologist with research interests in early identification of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. He leads the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP), a longitudinal cohort study of 1500+ people at varying levels of risk for sporadic Alzheimer's disease. He is the associate director and Biomarker Core leader in the Wisconsin ADRC, as well as the associate director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute. 

Research Interests

Dr. Johnson's current projects include the following:

  • The WRAP longitudinal study
  • Tau and amyloid imaging in people at risk for Alzheimer's disease
  • Developing better methods for identifying cognitive decline
  • Computer vision and machine learning based multi-modal imaging markers of Alzheimer's disease
  • Enriching clinical trials and improving trial design with multi-kernel machine learning to speed the discovery of effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease