Position title: Principal Investigator
Dr. Okonkwo is a Professor in the Department of Medicine. He received his PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and completed his postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He joined the Wisconsin ADRC in 2011. Dr. Okonkwo’s research focuses on clarifying how alterations in the brain and other biomolecules place some cognitively-normal individuals on a pernicious trajectory that culminates in probable Alzheimer’s disease. In this context, Dr. Okonkwo is also interested in discovering new knowledge concerning the modulation of the link between brain changes and cognitive decline by both modifiable and non-modifiable factors.