Christopher H Van Dyck, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurobiology; Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit

Departments & Organizations

Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Office of Student Research

Psychiatry: Aging & Geriatric Psychiatry, Division of | Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience: Cognitive/Learning and Memory; Neural Disorders

Yale Medical Group


Christopher H. van Dyck, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurobiology, and Director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit at Yale. His research interests include therapeutic, neuroimaging and genetic studies of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and healthy cognitive aging. Dr. van Dyck is very active in AD therapeutic research. Since 1992 he has participated in 70+ multicenter clinical trials for AD and MCI and has authored several of the trial publications. He serves on the Steering Committees of the NIA Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) and Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). Dr. van Dyck’s other significant scholarly contributions include dopamine transporter imaging in healthy aging and the apolipoprotein E e4 Phenotype of AD. In 2005 he received the "Compassion and Cure" Award from the Alzheimer's Association.

Education & Training

MD Northwestern University (1984)
BA Yale University (1978)
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Best Doctors in New York (Top 2%), as Featured in New York MagazineCastle Connolly (2005), (2009)

  • “Compassion and Cure” AwardAlzheimer’s Association (2005)

  • Junior Investigator AwardAmerican Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (1996)

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Contact Info

Christopher H Van Dyck, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit1 Church Street, Ste Suite 600
New Haven, CT 06510
874 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
Alzheimer's Disease Research UnitYale University School of Medicine
One Church Street

New Haven, CT 06510

Curriculum Vitae

Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit