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Matthew Pase is an Associate Professor at the Turner Institute at Monash University and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed his Ph.D. on vascular contributions to cognitive aging before undertaking postdoctoral training at the Framingham Heart Study and Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Pase’s research uses large cohort studies to advanced understanding of modifiable risk and protective factors for dementia, particularly with respect to vascular risk factors, sleep, and diet. He is also involved in the validation of non-invasive biomarkers for vascular cognitive impairment and dementia. 

At Monash, A/Prof Pase leads the Epidemiology of Dementia group. He is PI of the Brain and Cognitive Health (BACH) cohort, Co-PI of the NIA funded Sleep and Dementia Consortium, and PI of Inflammatory biomarkers to diagnose dementia study. In addition, A/Prof Pase co-leads the Cognitive Working Group of the International Stroke Genetics Consortium, and is an Investigator on the Framingham Heart Study.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Neuropsychology/Neuroscience, PhD

Award Date: 25 Aug 2014

External positions

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard University

1 Jun 2019 → …

Research area keywords

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Dementia
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Cohort Studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Neuropsychology
  • cognitive disorders
  • Biomarkers
  • Sleep and sleep disorders


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