Brad A. Racette, M.D.

Incoming Kemper and Ethel Marley Endowed Chairman of Neurology, Incoming Senior Vice President, Barrow Neurological Institute


Dr. Racette was formerly Professor and Executive Vice-Chairman of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and an Honorary Professor of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. His research focuses on occupational and environmental manganese neurotoxicity and environmental risk factors for PD, supported by the National Institutes of Health, Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the American Parkinson Disease Association. This research includes numerous projects in the U.S., South Africa, and Europe. He is former chairman of the Neurologic Aging Musculoskeletal Epidemiology Study Section at NIH and has served as a peer reviewer and advisor for numerous medical journals and international regulatory agencies. He is the recipient of numerous awards and has authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications. For a complete list of Dr. Racette’s publications, click here.

Brad A. Racette, M.D.: @BradRacette

Barrow Neurological Institute: @BarrowNeuro

Related Research:

Harnessing Big Data to Understand Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Brad A. Racette Alejandra Camacho-Soto Susan Searles Nielsen 2020-01-09

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.

Selected Publications

These published papers resulted from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.

Song, Y., Racette, B. A., Camacho-Soto, A., & Searles Nielsen, S. Biologic targets of prescription medications and risk of neurodegenerative disease in United States Medicare beneficiaries, PLoS One, May 17, 2023, Read More

Faust, I., Warden, M., Camacho-Soto, A., Racette, B. A., & Nielsen, S. S. A predictive algorithm to identify ever smoking in medical claims-based epidemiologic studies, Annals of Epidemiology, May 2, 2023, Read More