Dr. Tatiana Foroud is executive associate dean for Research Affairs at Indiana University School of Medicine and chair of the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics. She is also executive vice president of Academic Affairs for Clinical Research at IU Health.
Dr. Foroud is a statistical geneticist and leader in dementia research. She runs the NIH-designated repository for blood, DNA, tissue and other samples collected from patients throughout the country with Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Foroud’s research is funded by the NIH and is focused on the identification of genes and genetic variants contributing to a range of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease, as well as alcohol use disorders. She is also the principal investigator of multiple NIH and foundation supported biorepositories that lead efforts to identify biomarkers of Parkinson disease and Alzheimer disease. She is also the Scientific Director of the Indiana Biobank, a repository with specimens from over 35,000 individuals, which serves as a research resource for both academic and industry investigators.