Jeffrey Kaye, M.D.

Jeffrey Kaye, M.D.


Director, NIA - Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center

Director, NIA - ORCATECH - Oregon Center for Aging & Technology

Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering


Dr. Kaye is the Layton Professor of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). He directs the NIA - Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center at OHSU and is a geriatric neurologist at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  He also directs ORCATECH - the Oregon Center for Aging and Technology. Dr. Kaye's research has focused over the past two decades on the question of why some individuals remain protected from dementia and functional decline at advanced ages while others succumb at much earlier times. This work has relied on a number of approaches ranging across the fields of genetics, neuroimaging, physiology and continuous life activity monitoring. He leads several longitudinal studies on aging including the ongoing Oregon Brain Aging Study, the Intelligent Systems for Detection of Aging Changes (ISAAC), and the Ambient Independence Measures for Guiding Care Transitions studies using ubiquitous, unobtrusive technologies for assessment of older adults in their homes to detect changes signaling imminent functional decline. Dr. Kaye has received the Charles Dolan Hatfield Research Award for his work. He is listed in Best Doctors in America. He serves on many national and international panels and review boards in the fields of geriatrics, neurology and technology including as a commissioner for the Center for Aging Services and Technology (CAST), on the Advisory Council of AgeTech West, and Chair of the International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research & Treatment (ISTAART). He is an author of over 300 scientific publications and holds several major grant awards from federal agencies, national foundations and industrial sponsors.


Amherst College:  BA 1976

New York Medical College:  M.D. 1980


Phone:  503 494-6976