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

🥁 Our 1st paper of the year is our 1st one with longitudinal #tau PET in the Colombian kindred with #Alzheimers! 🥳 So exciting! 😊 Check it out! So proud of the #COLBOS team! Congrats to Justin @sanchez_js1 & all co-authors! 👍🏼 @AlzheimersRes | @ISTAART

Another excellent publication by @sanchez_js1 and colleagues from @HarvardAging @MGHGordon @MGHNeurology @MGHMartinos @MGHmapp just out today! 🥳 So proud to be among the co-authors of this important paper! 😊 congrats, Justin! 🥂 keep up the great work!🤩

Our own Aubryn Samaroo just published her first paper on diminished learning curves over months in preclinical AD- check it out! @bucklr01 @kpsparks15 @HarvardAging @ADRCMass

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