Michael Kuskowski, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Michael Kuskowski

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Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

PhD, Child Psychology, Institute of Child Development - University of Minnesota, 1983




Research Summary/Interests

Statistical data analysis and experimental research design. As a biostatistician, I have collaborated with many different research groups at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and at the University of Minnesota. These collaborations have resulted nearly 300 journal publications in geriatrics, cardiology, infectious diseases, and other areas of biomedical research.


SantaCruz K, Lewis J, Spires T, Paulson J, Kotilinek L, Ingelsson M, Guimaraes A, Deture M, Ramsden M, McGowan E, Forster C, Yue M, Orne J, Janus C, Mariash A, Kuskowski MA, Hyman B, Hutton M & Ashe, KH (2005) Tau suppression in a neurodegenerative mouse model improves memory function. Science 309:476-481.

Handoko M, Grant M, Kuskowski M, Zahs KR, Wallin A, Blennow K & Ashe K (2013) Correlation of specific amyloid-? oligomers with tau in cerebrospinal fluid from cognitively normal older adults. JAMA Neurology (Archives of Neurology) 70:594-599.

Lesne SE, Sherman MA, Kuskowski MA, Schneider JA, Zahs KR, Bennett DA & Ashe KH (2013) Brain Aß oligomers in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Brain 136:1383-1398.

Pardo JV, Lee JT, Kuskowski MA, Munch KR, Carlis JV, Sheikh SA, Surerus C, Lewis SM, McCarten JR, Fink HG, McPherson S, Shah H, Rottunda SJ & Dysken MW (2010) Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography of mild cognitive impairment with clinical follow-up at three years. Alzheimer’s and Dementia 6:326-333.

McCarten JR, Anderson P, Kuskowski MA, McPherson SE & Borson S (2011) Screening for cognitive impairment in an elderly veteran population: acceptability and results using different versions of the Mini-Cog. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 59:309-313.