FHS News: Dr. Hugo Aparicio, MD, MPH, Neurology promoted to Associate Professor




Dr. Hugo J. Aparicio MD, MPH, Neurology, is a stroke specialist who works across a broad range of fields.  He is an investigator with four (4) studies/groups, including the Framingham Heart Study Neurology Research Group, VA Boston Healthcare Cardiovascular Epidemiology program, BU Black Women’s Health Study, and the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.  His expertise in stroke and vascular neurology gives him a unique perspective on the cardiovascular field and he applies his research to study vascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  He was an inaugural member of the American Heart Association’s Brain Health Science Subcommittee and is the current chair-elect for the subcommittee.  He also served on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Alzheimer’s Project Act Workgroup on Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia and Diabetes as a contributor focusing on improving prevention of Alzheimer’s disease through control of vascular and lifestyle risk factors.  He is faculty lead of the Research and Policy Teams Program at the BU Center for Antiracist Research, where he oversees an award program that funds teams investigating critical racial inequalities and advancing policy correctives.