P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Neurocognitive Disorders Program
Professor in Medicine
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Campus mail 3550 Hosp South, Durham, NC 27710

Murali Doraiswamy MBBS FRCP is professor of psychiatry and professor in medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine where he is a highly respected physician neuroscientist at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. He specializes in the areas of brain health and personalized medicine and leads a clinical trials unit in developing novel personal diagnostics and therapeutics for cognitive enhancement and mental well-being. Prof Doraiswamy has been an advisor to leading government agencies, businesses and advocacy groups. He has served as the chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Brain Research and lectured at leading global forums to advance the forefront of neuroscience research.  Moreover as co-author of a popular book The Alzheimer’s Action Plan and co-author on more than 350 publications, he has received several awards in recognition of his scientific work and his involvement in pivotal landmark trials that have helped develop many modern neurotherapeutics. Additionally, he is a leading advocate for increasing funding for brain and behavioral research to help address great looming challenges in society posed by modern developments in the 21st century. His research has been featured in media outlets such as BBC, The New York Times, Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, CBS Evening news, The Dr Oz Show, Oprah, and TIME. He has appeared in acclaimed documentaries such as (Dis)Honesty: The Truth about Lies and Mysteries of the Brain.

  

Education and Training

  • M.B.B.S., University of Madras (India), 1987

Grants

Publications

Kim, Sungeun, Kwangsik Nho, Vijay K. Ramanan, Dongbing Lai, Tatiana M. Foroud, Katie Lane, Jill R. Murrell, et al. “Genetic Influences on Plasma Homocysteine Levels in African Americans and Yoruba Nigerians.” J Alzheimers Dis 49, no. 4 (2016): 991–1003. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-150651.

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Cecchi, Marco, Dennis K. Moore, Carl H. Sadowsky, Paul R. Solomon, P Murali Doraiswamy, Charles D. Smith, Gregory A. Jicha, Andrew E. Budson, Steven E. Arnold, and Kalford C. Fadem. “A clinical trial to validate event-related potential markers of Alzheimer's disease in outpatient settings.” Alzheimers Dement (Amst) 1, no. 4 (December 2015): 387–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dadm.2015.08.004.

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Lin, Katherine A., Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, Bharath G. Rathakrishnan, David M. Marks, Jeffrey R. Petrella, P Murali Doraiswamy, and P Murali Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. “Marked gender differences in progression of mild cognitive impairment over 8 years.” Alzheimers Dement (N Y) 1, no. 2 (September 1, 2015): 103–10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trci.2015.07.001.

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Ayton, Scott, Noel G. Faux, Ashley I. Bush, and Ashley I. Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. “Ferritin levels in the cerebrospinal fluid predict Alzheimer's disease outcomes and are regulated by APOE.” Nat Commun 6 (May 19, 2015): 6760. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms7760.

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Lin, K. A., and P. M. Doraiswamy. “When mars versus venus is not a cliché: Gender differences in the neurobiology of Alzheimer's disease.” Frontiers in Neurology 6, no. JAN (January 1, 2015). https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2014.00288.

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Privitera, Gregory J., Hannah K. McGrath, Brittany A. Windus, and P Murali Doraiswamy. “Eat now or later: self-control as an overlapping cognitive mechanism of depression and obesity.” Plos One 10, no. 3 (2015): e0123136. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0123136.

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25811652
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Kong, Dehan, Kelly S. Giovanello, Yalin Wang, Weili Lin, Eunjee Lee, Yong Fan, P. Murali Doraiswamy, and Hongtu Zhu. “Predicting Alzheimer's Disease Using Combined Imaging-Whole Genome SNP Data.” J Alzheimers Dis 46, no. 3 (2015): 695–702. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-150164.

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25869783
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