John C. Morris, M.D.

Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology

Washington University School of Medicine

John C. Morris, MD, is the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Distinguished Professor of Neurology; Professor of Pathology and Immunology; Professor of Physical Therapy; Professor of Occupational Therapy; and Director of the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Memory and Aging Project at Washington University School of Medicine.  He was Director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, Washington University from 2001-2011.

Dr. Morris earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. He completed residencies in internal medicine at Akron General Medical Center and in neurology at the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, both in Ohio, and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropharmacology at Washington University School of Medicine.

Research interests of Dr. Morris include healthy aging and Alzheimer dementia, antecedent biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease in nondemented elderly to evaluate risk for Alzheimer dementia, and trials of investigational drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer dementia.

Dr. Morris has authored or coauthored 4 books and more than 570 published articles (current h-index 118). He currently is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Morris is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association, and serves on the editorial board for the Annals of Neurology. He serves also on numerous scientific and community advisory boards. He has received many honors and awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer’s Association (2004); the MetLife Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease (2004); the Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and Related Dementias from the American Academy of Neurology (2005); the Physician-Scientist Lifetime Achievement Award, Barnes-Jewish Hospital  Foundation, St. Louis, MO (2005); Neville Grant Award for Clinical Excellence from Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO (2006);); Washington University Academic Women’s Network Mentor Award (2008); the American Neurological Association 2009 Soriano Lectureship; the 2009 Srinavastan Lectureship, Chennai, India; the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award, Washington University (2010).  In 2013, he received the 2013 Peter H. Raven Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Science of St. Louis; the Washington University School of Medicine 2013 Second Century Award; the 2013 Medical & Scientific Honoree from the Alzheimer’s Association; and the 2013 Washington University School of Medicine Second Century Award. He is ranked in the top 1% of investigators in the field of Neuroscience and Behavior by Essential Science Indicators database.