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
Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Affiliate in the Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine
Campus mail 3550 Hosp South, Durham, NC 27710

Murali Doraiswamy MBBS FRCP is Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine where he is a highly cited physician scientist at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences.  He is also a Senior Fellow at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and an Affiliate Faculty at the Duke Center for Precision Medicine and Applied Genomics as well as the Duke Microbiome Center.  He directs a clinical trials unit that has been involved in the development of many modern diagnostic tests, apps, algorithms, and therapeutics in wide use today.  Prof Doraiswamy has been an advisor to leading government agencies, businesses and advocacy groups including the NIH, FDA, and WHO as well as numerous life science companies. He has served as the chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Brain Research and co-chaired the innovation advisory council for one of the world’s largest social impact funds dedicated to promoting innovative solutions to reverse age related disorders.  He has lectured at leading global forums to advance the forefront of aging and neuroscience research.  Moreover as an investigator on numerous landmark trials and co-author on more than 400 publications, he has received several awards in recognition of his scientific work.  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. He is the co-author of a popular book The Alzheiemr's Action Plan. Prof. Doraiswamy also serves on the board of several global charities.  

  

Education and Training

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

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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