Geriatric Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory

Howard Aizenstein, MD, PhD

Director of GPN

Charles F. Reynolds III and Ellen G. Detlefsen Endowed Chair of Geriatric Psychiatry

Attending Psychiatrist, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Benedum Geriatric Center

Co-Director of Clinical Research Training in Late-Life Mood Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh



Dr. Aizenstein is an expert on the cognitive and affective neuroscience of aging and geriatric brain disorders. He is trained as a geriatric psychiatrist and also a computer scientist. His research program is recognized for expertise in MRI analyses methods, as well as their use for clinical research in aging. Dr. Aizenstein’s research group has developed semi-automated methods of morphometric and functional MRI analyses. He uses structural and functional neuroimaging to identify networks of brain regions associated with affective and cognitive processing, and how these change over time with and without intervention. Dr. Aizenstein has experience with fMRI studies in a variety of psychiatric disorders involving mood and cognitive disorders. He will contribute to science his expertise in brain imaging, the analysis of brain images, and geriatric psychiatry.

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