Babak Hooshmand

Babak Hooshmand

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18 A, 17177 Solna
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 ARC Medicin Rizzuto, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Babak Hooshmand is an attending neurologist based mainly in Germany. In
    addition to his medical degree, he has a PhD degree and a master’s degree
    in Public Health Nutrition, both achieved at Karolinska Institute. His major
    research interests include the impact of nutritional and vascular risk
    factors on dementia, cognitive performance, and structural brain changes in
    population-based as well as clinical-based studies.
    Selected publications
    1- Hooshmand B, Appold F, Fissler P, Perneczky R, Otto M, Tumani H,
    Kivipelto M, von Arnim CAF. Markers of vitamin B12 status in relation to
    cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive
    performance. Annals of Neurology. 2023. In Press.
    2- Hooshmand B, Refsum H, Smith AD, Kalpouzos G, Mangialasche F, von Arnim
    CAF, Kåreholt I, Kivipelto M, Fratiglioni L. Association of Methionine to
    Homocysteine Status With Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measures and Risk
    of Dementia. JAMA Psychiatry. 2019
  • 76(11):1198-1205.
    3- Smith AD
  • Refsum H
  • Bottiglieri T
  • Fenech M
  • Hooshmand B
  • McCaddon A
  • Miller JW
  • Rosenberg IH
  • Obeid R. Homocysteine and Dementia: An International
    Consensus Statement. J Alzheimers Dis. 2018
  • 62(2):561-570.
    4- Hooshmand B, Mangialasche F, Kalpouzos G, Solomon A, Kåreholt I, Smith D,
    Refsum H, Wang R, Mühlmann M, Ertl-Wagner B, Laukka EJ, Bäckman L,
    Fratiglioni L, Kivipelto M. Association of Vitamin B12, Folate, and Sulfur
    Amino Acids With Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measures in Older Adults: A
    Longitudinal Population-Based Study. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Jun
  • 73(6):606-13.
    5- Hooshmand B, Lökk J, Solomon A, Mangialasche F, Miralbell J, Spulber G,
    Annerbo S, Andreasen N, Winblad B, Cedazo-Minguez A, Wahlund LO, Kivipelto M.
    Vitamin D in relation to cognitive impairment, CSF biomarkers, and brain
    volumes. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Sep
  • 69(9):1132-8.
    6- Hooshmand B, Polvikoski T, Kivipelto M, Tanskanen M, Myllykangas L,
    Erkinjuntti T, Mäkelä M, Oinas M, Paetau A, Scheltens P, van Straaten
    E.C.W, Sulkava R, Solomon A. Plasma homocysteine, Alzheimer and
    cerebrovascular pathology: a population-based autopsy study. Brain. 2013
  • 136(Pt 9):2707-16.
    7- Hooshmand B, Solomon A, Kåreholt I, Leviskä J, Rusanen M, Ahtiluoto S,
    Winblad B, Laatikainen T, Soininen H, Kivipelto M. Homocysteine and
    holotranscobalamin and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease: a longitudinal
    study. Neurology, 2010
  • 75:1408–1414.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2013
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science Two Years With A Major In, Karolinska Institutet, 2009

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