The Center for Law, Brain & Behavior puts the most accurate and actionable neuroscience in the hands of judges, lawyers, policymakers and journalists—people who shape the standards and practices of our legal system and affect its impact on people’s lives. We work to make the legal system more effective and more just for all those affected by the law.

Olivia Okereke, MD, SM is a Board-certified geriatric psychiatrist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale University School of Medicine, and completed a general psychiatry residency at the MGH/ McLean program and a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at McLean Hospital.  She also completed a Master of Science in Epidemiology degree at HSPH as an NIH Kirschstein-National Research Service Award recipient. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, she has appointments as an Associate Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Epidemiologist in the Department of Medicine.  She is a staff neuropsychiatrist in the BWH Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience and a clinical affiliate psychiatrist in the MGH Gerontology Research Unit and Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

Dr. Okereke’s research goals are to employ epidemiologic research methods to identify modifiable risk factors involved in mental aging and to translate and apply knowledge gained into effective strategies for large-scale prevention of major adverse mental aging outcomes – specifically, late-life depression and cognitive decline. 

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