Marianne Chanti-Ketterl, PhD, MSPH

2021 – 2022 RCMAR Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Assistant Professor Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University

Marianne Chanti-Ketterl, PhD, MSPH's Bio

Marianne Chanti-Ketterl, PhD, MSPH is a medical instructor in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Division of Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences at Duke University. She is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development at Duke University and serves as the Associate Lead for the Outreach Recruitment and Engagement Core of the Duke-UNC Alzheimer’s Disease Research Collaborative. She received her PhD in Aging Studies from the University of South Florida and completed a postdoctoral NIH/NIA-funded fellowship at Duke University.

Ketterl’s research focuses on the epidemiology of cognitive function, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Her current research explores the association between environmental factors such as pesticide exposures and cognitive health. Her RCMAR project will examine if race/ethnicity and geographic location modify the association between environmental chemical exposures and cognitive function.

RCMAR Pilot Project Title:

"The Racial/Ethnic and Geographical Connection Between Cognitive Function and Environmental Chemicals in Older Adults."

Recent publications:

  • Chanti-Ketterl M, Pieper CF, Yaffe K, Plassman BL. Associations Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Cognitive Decline Among Older Male Veterans: A Twin Study. Neurology. 2023 Oct 31;101(18):e1761-e1770. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000207819. Epub 2023 Sep 6. PMID: 37673685; PMCID: PMC10634649.
  • Yang YC, Walsh CE, Shartle K, Stebbins RC, Aiello AE, Belsky DW, Harris KM, Chanti-Ketterl M, Plassman BL. An Early and Unequal Decline: Life Course Trajectories of Cognitive Aging in the United States. J Aging Health. 2024 Mar;36(3-4):230-245. doi: 10.1177/08982643231184593. Epub 2023 Jun 19. PMID: 37335551; PMCID: PMC10728348.

Recent Work