For Participants

Information for participants and those interested in participating

The Harvard Aging Brain Study (HABS) is an observational study that aims to find out whether the changes that a doctor sometimes sees on a brain scan are related to early memory changes that occur in older healthy adults.

For Researchers

The Harvard Aging Brain Study has published over 150 manuscripts contributing to the field of Alzheimer’s Disease research in major journals such as Nature, Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Neurology, and more. We invite researchers of diverse fields to expand and explore data used in this project, as both imaging and neuropsychological data are publicly available upon […]

Our Team

Despite COVID-19, we at the Harvard Aging Brain Study are still hard at work!

Learn more about the team at the Harvard Aging Brain Study


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Recent Tweets

Check out this new publication by Dr @PatriziaVannin6 & colleagues from @HarvardAging about the impact of COVID-19 on stress & resilience in older adults!👍🏼 Excited to have contributed as co-author to this important work!! 😊 @MGH_RI @MGHmapp @BWHNeurology

We are looking for two postdoctoral fellows to join our team: 1) 7T-fMRI of #locuscoeruleus with transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation; 2) new methods in PET – diffusion imaging in Alzheimer’s disease. Reach out if interested!
@MGHGordon @harvardmed @MGHMartinos @HarvardAging


Yay! We got IRB approval for the new Boston Latino Aging Study #BLAST!! 🥳 Please help us spread the word! 📢 We’re looking for individuals older than 55! ALL study materials are available in English & Spanish. Our staff is fluent in English/Spanish/Portuguese!!😊 So exciting! 😍

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