Sterling Johnson

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Associate Director, Wisconsin ADRC and Associate Director, WAI

Dr. Sterling Johnson


Department of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Dr. Johnson is a clinical neuropsychologist with research interests in brain function in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. He is the lead investigator for WAI’s Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP), a longitudinal cohort study of people at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, and the Imaging Core Leader of the Wisconsin ADRC. He is also a Professor in the Department of Medicine, the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and affiliated with the Geriatric Research Education and Clinic Center (GRECC) as well as the Wm. S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. Dr. Johnson’s current projects focus on:

  • The WRAP longitudinal study
  • Tau and amyloid imaging in people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Developing better methods for identifying cognitive decline
  • Computer vision and machine learning based multi-modal imaging markers of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Enriching clinical trials and improving trial design with multi-kernel machine learning to speed the discovery of effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease