Julie Schneider, MD, is a professor of neurology and neuropathology and is associate director of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center. She received her training at University of Chicago and Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. Her research is focused on the brain changes underlying the cognitive and motor changes associated with aging. She is also active in longitudinal epidemiologic studies including the Rush Religious Orders Study and the Memory and Aging Project. Schneider's clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of age-related cognitive impairments and the post-mortem neuropathologic diagnosis of dementias.