Hiroko H. Dodge, Ph.D.
Data Core Director/Associate Professor of Neurology
Dr. Dodge joined the NIA-funded Oregon Alzheimer's Disease Center (OADC) as a data core director in 2008. She has been collaborating with faculty members at OADC since 2005 when she came to Oregon from the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the Executive Council of OADC, and a review committee member for the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center, established by the National Institute on Aging in 1999 to facilitate collaborative research among the 29 NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Centers nationwide.
Dr. Dodge has three areas of interests. One is to distinguish normal cognitive aging from pathological cognitive decline. She is refining statistical methods which allow us to capture the decline leading to dementia at the earliest stage of the disease. Second is to examine lifestyle and environmental factors leading to healthy cognitive aging. She has been conducting a cohort study in Okinawa, Japan, collaborating with researchers of the Okinawa Centenarian Study. Finally, she is interested in behavioral prevention trials against cognitive declines. She is examining whether simulations through social interactions could improve cognitive functions.
Mount Holyoke College. 1987
Pennsylvania State University. PhD. 1992
Phone: 503 494 6977
- Dodge HH, Shen C, Pandav R, DeKosky ST, Ganguli M. Functional Transitions and Active Life Expectancy Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. Archives of Neurology, 2003;60:253-259.
- Dodge HH, Du Y, Saxton JA, Ganguli M. Cognitive domains and trajectories of functional independence in non-demented elderly. The Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 2006;61(12):1330-1337 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17234830
- Dodge HH, Zitzelberger T, Oken BS, Howieson D, Kaye JA. A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Ginkgo Biloba for the Prevention of Cognitive Decline. Neurology, 2008; 70:1809-1817. (PMC2639649)
- Dodge HH, Kita Y, Takechi H, Hayakawa T, Ganguli M, Ueshima H. Healthy Cognitive Aging and Leisure Activities among the Oldest Old in Japan: Takashima Study, Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences (special issue on healthy aging), 2008; 63:1193-1200. (PMC2646000). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19038834
- Dodge HH, Meguro K, Ishii H, Yamaguchi S, Saxton JA, Ganguli M. Cross-cultural comparisons of the mini-mental state examination between Japanese and US cohorts. International Psychogeriatrics 2009; 21(1):113-22 (PMC2639652) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18925977
- Dodge HH, Chang CC, Kamboh MI, Ganguli M. Risk of Alzheimer's disease incidence attributable to vascular disease in the population. Alzheimer's & Dementia 2011;7:356-360. (PMC3291093).
- Dodge HH, Wang CN, Chang CC, Ganguli M. Terminal decline and practice effects in non-demented older adults: the MoVIES project. Neurology, 2011:77;722-730. (PMC3164394) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21832224
- Dodge HH, Mattek NC, Austin D, Hayes TL. In-home walking speeds and variability trajectories associated with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Neurology, 2012: 78(24):1946-1952. (PMC3369505)
- Dodge HH, Buracchio TC, Fisher G, Kiyohara Y, Meguro K, Tanizaki Y, Kaye JA. Trends in the prevalence of dementia in Japan. International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2012, 956354 (PMC3469105). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23091769
- Dodge HH, Ybarra O, Kaye JA. Tools for advancing research into social networks and cognitive functions in older adults. International Psychogeriatrics. 2013 Oct 23:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] (PMC in process) http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9052842
- Dodge HH, Zhu J, Lee C-W, Chang C-CH, Ganguli M. Cohort Effects in Age-Associated Cognitive Trajectories. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print] (PMC in process) http://biomedgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/11/22/gerona.glt181.abstract