Dr. Mayeux is the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Epidemiology, and the Director of the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center at Columbia University, a center devoted to the epidemiologic investigation of neurological diseases. He is also the Co-Director of The Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain.
In 1992, he received the Leadership and Excellence in Alzheimer’s Disease award from the National Institute of Aging and in 2004 a MERIT award for his work on the genetic epidemiology of familial Alzheimer’s disease. Since 2002 he led the National Institute on Aging – Late Onset Alzheimer’s Disease family study.
Dr. Mayeux has been the author of over 300 papers, chapters and books dealing with various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative diseases of the aging brain. He has been the Robert Aird Visiting Professor at the University of California at San Francisco, the Emanuel Goldberg Visiting Professor at the University of Rochester and the J.L. Silversides Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto. He was the recipient of the Columbia University Dean’s Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award, and received the Rita Hayworth Award from the Alzheimer’s Association
Dr. Mayeux is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the New York Academy of Science, a member of the American Neurological Association, and the Association of American Physicians. He is also a member of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease, Society for Epidemiologic Research and Society for Neuroscience. He has served as a member of the Aging Review and the Epidemiology of Chronic Disorders Committees for the National Institutes of Health and the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board for the Alzheimer’s Association. In 2000, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and in 2007 he was the recipient of the Potamkin Award for research on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders from the American Academy of Neurology.