Barbara Caracciolo


PhD, Medicine
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barbara.caracciolo@ki.se
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Barbara CaraccioloBarbara Caracciolo has a PhD in Aging Research with focus on Epidemiology from the Karolinska University of Stockholm, Sweden, as well as a Master of Science in Epidemiology from La Cattolica University of Rome, Italy, and a Bachelor’s degree and Master of Science in General and Experimental Psychology from La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

Barbara’s current primary research area of interest is in the epidemiology of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). She is particularly interested in the study of risk factors for MCI, including susceptibility genes and lifestyle factors such as dietary habits.

Previously, Barbara completed her doctoral work in Aging Research with a doctoral dissertation entitled “Cognitive impairment in the non-demented elderly. Occurrence, risk factors, progression”, aimed to estimate the prevalence and incidence of MCI in two large Swedish cohorts, and to examine risk factors for MCI and its progression to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Her doctoral work also included data on the heritability of the MCI phenotype, thanks to her work on the Swedish Twin Registry.

Prior to her post-graduate work, Barbara spent five years working as a clinical neuropsychologist and doing research on clinical data in the Rome-based rehabilitation hospital San Raffaele Pisana.

Selected publications

Cova I, Clerici F, Rossi A, Cucumo V, Ghiretti R, Maggiore L, Pomati S, Galimberti D, Scarpini E, Mariani C, Caracciolo B. Weight loss predicts progression of mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s Disease. PLoS One, 2016; 11: e0151710.

Caracciolo B, Xu W, Collins S, Fratiglioni L. Cognitive decline, dietary factors and gut-brain interactions. Mech Ageing Dev 2014; 136-137: 59-69.

Petersen RC, Caracciolo B, Brayne C, Gauthier S, Jelic V, Fratiglioni L. Mild cognitive impairment: a concept in evolution. J Intern Medicine, 2014; 275: 214-28.

Caracciolo B, Gatz M, Xu W, Marengoni A, Pedersen NL, Fratiglioni L. Relation of SCI and CIND to chronic disease and multimorbidity in a nation-wide twin study. J Alzheimers Dis 2013; 36: 275-284.

Xu WL, Caracciolo B, Wang HX, Santoni G, Winblad B, Fratiglioni L. Accelerated progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia among APOE ε4ε4 carriers. J Alzheimer’s Dis 2013; 33: 507-515.

Caracciolo B, Gatz M, Xu W, Pedersen NL, Fratiglioni L. Differential Distribution of Subjective and Objective Cognitive Impairment in the Population: A Nation-Wide Twin Study. J Alzheimers Dis 2012; 29: 393-403.

Caracciolo B, Bäckman L, Monastero R, Winblad B, Fratiglioni L. The symptom of low mood in the prodromal stage of mild cognitive impairment and dementia: a cohort study of a community dwelling elderly population. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2011; 82: 788-793.

Xu W, Caracciolo B, Wang HX, Winblad B, Bäckman L, Qiu C, Fratiglioni L. Accelerated progression from mild cognitive impairment to dementia in people with diabetes. Diabetes 2010; 59: 2928-2935.

Caracciolo B, Palmer K, Monastero R, Winblad B, Bäckman L, Fratiglioni L. Occurrence of cognitive impairment and dementia in the community: a 9-year-long prospective study. Neurology 2008; 70: 1778-1785.

Giaquinto S, Spiridigliozzi C, Caracciolo B. Can faith protect from emotional distress after stroke? Stroke 2007; 38: 993-997.

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