Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Dr. Charles Hall has been a senior biostatistician for the Einstein Aging Study (EAS) since 2001. The EAS, a longitudinal research study that focuses on the aging brain, is one of the longest running of its kind in the United States.
A biostatistician by training, Dr. Hall investigates the connection between cognitive activities and the onset of age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. His long-term observational studies have shown that brain-stimulating activities have a positive correlation with delayed dementia onset and progression. Such findings support the hypothesis that education along with brain exercise—through endeavors such as reading, writing, group discussions and crossword puzzles—can help the brain build up extra defenses to fight off neuronal damage caused by age-related diseases.
In addition, as lead statistician for the World Trade Center (WTC) Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, Dr. Hall has written extensively on the long-term health effects of exposure to the WTC collapse in 2001 on New York City firefighters and EMS personnel.
A complete list of publications can be found at NCBI.
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Reuters quotes Dr. Charles Hall regarding a recent study about the connection between cognitive activities and Alzheimer's disease.
Reuters Health interviews Dr. Charles Hall on his study that finds stimulating brain activities delay the onset of dementia.