Dorene Rentz, PhD
Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Dorene M. Rentz, PsyD, is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a clinical neuropsychologist with dual appointments in the Departments of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She serves as the co-lead with Dr. Ron Petersen of the ACTC Clinical Outcome Instrument Unit and with Dr. Steve Salloway as co-lead of the ACTC-IDEA-CT Mentoring Sub-committee. She is also the Co-Director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment and the Director of the Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement Core at the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and is the Clinical Core Leader of the Harvard Aging Brain Study. Her research focus has been on the early detection of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, particularly in high functioning individuals. Her recent work involves exploring early cognitive changes using PET amyloid and tau imaging. More recently, she is a leader in cognitive outcome assessments for secondary prevention trials in Preclinical Alzheimer’s disease and has explored the feasibility of using technology to do cognitive assessments in the clinic and home environments.