Pierre N. Tariot, MD


Banner Alzheimer's Institute
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Pierre N. Tariot, MD is Banner Alzheimer's Institute director and also University of Arizona College of Medicine research professor. Dr. Tariot has investigated and lectured extensively on multiple aspects of diagnosis, therapy and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and has published more than 400 papers on these topics. He has served as an author for several studies that have led to Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval of treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Tariot has led efforts to refine how behavioral changes in dementia are measured. He has contributed to large multicenter trials of a range of treatments for these neuropsychiatric features. 

Along with colleagues Jessica Langbaum, PhD, and Eric Reiman, MD, Dr. Tariot leads the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative, which is credited with helping launch a new era in Alzheimer’s prevention research. Dr. Tariot also leads the Banner Dementia Care Partners, a program designed to demonstrate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of standardized care for persons with dementia in a large health care system. He is a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. 

Dr. Tariot has earned many awards throughout his career, including the:

  • American Geriatrics Society New Investigator Award for Neuroscience
  • Arizona Geriatrics Society Geriatrician of the Year
  • National Institute of Mental Health Geriatric Mental Health Academic Award
  • UCLA Turken Research Award