Laura Eisenmenger

Position title: KL2 Scholar

Website: Radiology Profile

Laura Eisenmenger, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Radiology. Her research project is titled, Development and Evaluation of a Novel Cerebrovascular Reactivity MRI Protocol for the Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease. 

Cerebrovascular disease is a prominent and early feature in prodromal Alzheimer’s disease and appears to be involved in the evolution of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia pathology; however, investigation of this relationship is highly challenging to assess given current incomplete vascular assessment tools. The goal of this project is to design and evaluate an innovative combined macrovascular and microvascular cerebrovascular reactivity MRI protocol that more comprehensively assesses vascular function and to apply this method to an Alzheimer’s disease population. 

Mentor Team:
Wieben, PhD, Medical Physics and Radiology; SMPH
Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS, Medicine (Geriatrics and Gerontology); SMPH
Sterling Johnson, PhD, Medicine (Geriatrics and Gerontology); SMPH