Rogalski, Emily, PhD



Rogalski, Emily, PhD


Asscoaite Professor


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Cognitve Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center


320 E Superior Street, 11th Floor Searle Building Chicago


Areas of Research

Brain Imaging (FMRI etc.), Cognition&Language, Computational, Learning & Memory, Neurobiology of Disease

Training Grants

Mechanisms of Aging and Demential Training Program (M.A.D), Training Program in the Neuroscience of Human Cognition

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Current Research

Current Research

Dr. Emily Rogalski is Associate Professor and the Director of Neuroimaging for the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Her research falls under the broad umbrella of aging and dementia and uses a multimodal approach to investigate two aging perspectives: primary progressive aphasia (PPA) in which neurodegenerative disease invades the language network and SuperAging in which individuals are seemingly resistant to the deleterious changes in memory associated with “normal” or more typical cognitive aging. Her investigations assist in defining the clinical and anatomical features of different dementia syndromes as well as identifying genetic and other risk factors. She also develops educational programs, support groups and therapies to improve quality of life for patients with dementia.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

1. Rogalski E, Cobia D, Harrison TM, Wieneke C, Thompson CK, Weintraub S, Mesulam MM. Anatomy of language impairments in primary progressive aphasia. J Neurosci. 2011;31:3344-3350;PMID: 21368046; PMC3112000

2. Rogalski E, Cobia D, Harrison TM, Wieneke C, Weintraub S, Mesulam MM. Progression of language decline and cortical atrophy in subtypes of primary progressive aphasia. Neurology. 2011;76:1804-1810;PMID: 21606451; PMC3100122

3. Rogalski EJ, Rademaker A, Harrison TM, Helenowski I, Johnson N, Bigio E, Mishra M, Weintraub S, Mesulam MM. ApoE E4 is a susceptibility factor in amnestic but not aphasic dementias. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2011;25:159-163;PMID: 21346518; PMC3100354

4. Rogalski EJ, Gefen T, Shi J, Samimi M, Bigio E, Weintraub S, Geula C, Mesulam MM. Youthful memory capacity in old brains: anatomic and genetic clues from the Northwestern SuperAging Project. J Cogn Neurosci. 2013;25:29-36;PMID: 23198888; PMC3541673

5. Rogalski E, Rademaker A, Wieneke C, Bigio EH, Weintraub S, Mesulam MM. Association between the prevalence of learning disabilities and primary progressive aphasia. JAMA neurology. 2014;71:1576-1577;PMID: 25486208; PMC: PMC4283581

6. Morhardt, D, Weintraub, S, Khayum, B, Robinson, J, Medina, J, O’Hara, M, Mesulam, M, Rogalski, E. (In press) The CARE Pathway Model For Dementia (CARE-D): Psychosocial and rehabilitative strategies for care in young-onset dementias. Psychiatric Clinics of North America.