Fran Grodstein is faculty for Harvard Catalyst’s Postgraduate Education. She is an epidemiologist at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and professor of internal medicine (position pending) at Rush Medical College in Chicago. Grodstein is also adjunct professor of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Previously, she was professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School, and director of research for the Nurses’ Health Study, one of the largest studies of women’s health.
Grodstein has a deep interest in and commitment to mentoring and fostering cultures that promote mentoring. She co-directed the Faculty Mentoring Leadership Program at the Center for Faculty Development and Diversity at BWH and co-directs the Harvard Catalyst course Maximizing the Mentee-Mentor Relationship. Grodstein’s research focuses on healthy aging, and specifically, brain aging. She has published more than 200 original manuscripts and numerous book chapters on aging. She has been an advisor to the Centers for Disease Control on their Healthy Brain Initiative, participated on the review panel for the NIH Toolbox for Evaluating Cognition. Grodstein is a member of the steering committee for the Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research Center and served on the executive committee for the National Alzheimer Disease Coordinating Center. She received a doctorate in epidemiology from the Harvard Chan School.