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Lori Beason-Held

Lori Beason-Held, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
National Instititute on Aging
Biomedical Research Center
Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience
251 Bayview Boulevard
Suite 100, Room 4B319
Baltimore, MD 21224-6825

Phone: 410-558-8655

Research Interests

My research involves determining functional changes that occur in the brain as older individuals continue to age.  Much of my focus concerns characterizing changes that occur in normal aging during memory processes and while the brain is at rest, and examining factors that may modify these patterns of change.  Studies of this nature are of great importance, as we must first determine the changes associated with normal aging before we can fully understand how these changes are modified in age-related disease and dementia.

My work involves positron emission tomography (PET), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and structural MRI.

Representative Publications

1. Beason-Held LL, Kraut MA, Resnick SM. I. Longitudinal changes in aging brain function. Neurobiol Aging 2008; 29(4):483-96. Epub Dec. 20, 2006.


Beason-Held LL, Kraut MA, Resnick SM. II. Temporal patterns of longitudinal change in aging brain function. Neurobiol Aging 2008; 29(4):497-513. Epub Dec. 20, 2006.


Beason-Held LL, Moghekar A, Zonderman AB, Kraut MA, Resnick SM. Longitudinal changes in cerebral blood flow in the older hypertensive brain. Stroke 2007; 38(6):1766-


Beason-Held LL, Kraut, MA, Resnick, SM.  Stability of default-mode network activity in    the aging brain.  Brain Imaging & Behavior 2009; 3(2):123-131.

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