Rebecca Gottesman, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Rebecca Gottesman is a Professor of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she is also a Core Faculty member of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research and holds a joint appointment in Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her undergraduate and medical training at Columbia University in New York, and completed her medical internship at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, followed by neurology residency and a vascular neurology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After completion of her neurology residency, she completed a PhD in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Gottesman primarily conducts research as part of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Her research, funded primarily by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focuses on the vascular contribution to cognitive impairment and dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), and she uses brain imaging within cohorts such as ARIC to understand mechanism for a vascular impact on AD.  Dr. Gottesman has served as a member of both American Heart Association (AHA) and NIH study sections. She is also the Director of Clinical Research for Neurology on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus.