B. Joy Snider, MD, PhD

B. Joy Snider, MD, PhD

Professor, WashU Neurology

Alzheimer disease and other dementias, including diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials and biomarkers and medical education in dementia

Dr. Snider received a B.A. in Biology from Northwestern University in 1979, then returned to Texas to the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, completing her M.D. and Ph.D. (in Biochemistry) in 1989. Dr. Snider completed neurology residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas and joined the Neurology Department at Washington University in 1993 as a fellow, initially with a focus on mechanisms of neuronal injury in experimental models but more recently in clinical research.  Dr. Snider’s primary focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders, specifically dementing disorders.  She works with colleagues at the Knight ADRC (http://alzheimer.wustl.edu/) on longitudinal research studies in aging and dementia and directs the Knight ADRC Clinical Trials Unit, where she leads a team conducting clinical therapeutic trials for people with Alzheimer disease and other dementias. Current interests include studying use of fluid and imaging biomarkers in clinical practice, specifically the Memory Diagnostic Center (http://www.memoryloss.wustl.edu), where she serves as Medical Director.

Dr. Snider is also interested in neurology education and serves as the Program Director for the Adult Neurology Residency at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital (http://neuro.wustl.edu/education/adultneurologyresidency/)  and directs resident rotations at the Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center (KADRC). She works on several programs to support trainees pursuing careers in dementia research.  She co-leads the Knight ADRC Research Education Core and is the PI for the Knight ADRC T32 training grant.

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