Sterling C Johnson

ADRC Associate Director; Jean R. Finley Professor of Geriatrics and Dementia

Wisconsin ADRC
K6/466, Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave
Madison, WI, 53792

Office: (608)262-9549 x
Fax: (608)280-7165
Web: [visit personal web site]


Dr. Johnson leads the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP), a longitudinal cohort study of 1560 people at varying levels of risk for sporadic AD. He is the Associate Director and Imaging Core Leader in the Wisconsin ADRC. Dr. Johnson is a clinical neuropsychologist with research interests in early identification of Alzheimers Disease and related disorders. He has been NIH funded for 20 years. Current projects focus on A) the WRAP longitudinal study; B) tau and amyloid imaging in people at risk for AD; C) better methods for identifying cognitive decline; D) computer vision and machine learning based multi-modal imaging markers of AD; E) enriching clinical trials and improving trial design with multi-kernel machine learning to speed the discovery of effective treatments for AD.

I am a professor in the Dept of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and affiliated with the following departments and centers on campus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Wm. S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute
Wisconsin Institute on Aging
Neuroscience Training Program
Department of Psychology