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Adam Mecca, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit; Faculty, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC)

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Adam Mecca, MD, PhD



Adam Mecca, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and the Associate Director of the Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit. He received his B.S. in Chemistry, Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida in 2005 before matriculating to the UF M.D.-Ph.D. program from which he graduated in 2012. Dr. Mecca completed a residency in Psychiatry and a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at Yale University. He practices at the Yale Adler Geriatric Assessment center and is a faculty member in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. In his role as Associate Director of the Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit, Dr. Mecca works with a team to conduct clinical research of potential therapies for Alzheimer’s disease. He and his collaborators are developing neuroimaging methods to investigate the neurobiology of Alzheimer’s disease. Their recent efforts have led to a novel positron emission tomography imaging technique to measure decreases in the number of connections between nerve cells in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The goal of this work is to develop a clearer understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and develop treatments.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University (2017)
  • Resident
    Yale University (2016)
  • PhD
    University of Florida College of Medicine, Physiology and Pharmacology, Dept of Physiology and Functional Genomics (2012)
  • MD
    University of Florida College of Medicine (2012)
  • BS
    University of Florida, Chemistry and Microbiology (2005)

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