Christiane Reitz, MD, PhD
Dr. Reitz is a medical doctor and genetic epidemiologist. Her research focuses on the identification of genetic and non-genetic factors that contribute to Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, and structural and functional brain changes.
She has been involved in a number of gene mapping and genetic epidemiology projects as well as non-genetic population-based studies that explore Alzheimer's disease, vascular cognitive impairment, cerebrovascular disease and other aging traits.
- Associate Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology (in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain)
Credentials & Experience
Education & Training
- 2001 University of Muenster, Germany
- PhD, 2006 Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Committees, Societies, Councils
Fellow, American Society of Human Genetics
Fellow, American Neurological Association
Honors & Awards
AFAR Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholar in Aging Research Award
Columbia Psychiatric-Neurological Epidemiology Early Career Award
Lise-Meitner-Award to a Young Scientist for Excellence by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of the Federal Republic of Germany
Global Health Activities
Whole-genome sequencing of unexplained early-onset Alzheimer's disease: This project aims to identify genetic variants increasing susceptibility to early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
Whole-genome sequencing of multiplex African American families with late-onset Alzheimer's disease: This project aims to identify genetic loci associated with late-onset Alzheimer's disease in African Americans.