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

So honoured to receive the Brain Imaging Council Travel Award and third place Young Investigator Award for our work on MK6240 PET at the #SNMMI22 annual meeting! Thanks for the amazing support from colleagues at @MGHMartinos @MGHGordon and @HarvardAging!

Just finished reviewing #NHMRC Investigator Grant apps 📑 If you’ve emailed me recently & I haven’t written back, I will get back to you soon 😮‍💨 Going to go have a steamy bowl of wonton soup 🍲 as a reward, but thought I’d also share impressions:

Please join us this Friday (05/27) at 12pm (EST) for @MGHmapp Rounds with Jennifer S. Rabin, PhD from @Sunnybrook

Title: Vascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease

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