Professional Bio


  •      Ph.D, Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California, Irvine, 2006
  •      B.A., Biology, University of Virginia, 2000
  •      B.A., Psychology, University of Virginia, 2000

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Alzheimer's Disease
Disability in the Elderly

Recent Publications

Mapstone, M., Cheema, A. K., Fiandaca, M. S., Zhong, X., Mhyre, T. R., Macarthur, L. H., … Federoff, H. J. Berlau, D.J. (2014). Plasma phospholipids identify antecedent memory impairment in older adults. Nature Medicine, 20(4), 415–418. doi:10.1038/nm.3466

Peltz, C.B., Corrada, M.M., Berlau D.J., Kawas C.H. (2011) Incidence of dementia in oldest-old with amnestic MCI and other cognitive impairments, Neruology . 

Peltz, C.B., Corrada, M.M., Berlau D.J., Kawas C.H. (2011) Cognitive impairment in non-demented oldest-old: Prevalence and relationship to cardiovascular risk factors, Alzheimer’s and Dementia. 

Robinson, J. L., Geser, F., Corrada, M. M., Berlau, D. J., Arnold, S. E., Lee, V. M.-Y., Kawas, C. H., et al. (2011). Neocortical and hippocampal amyloid-â and tau measures associated with dementia in the oldest-old. Brain: A Journal of Neurology, 134(Pt 12), 3708–3715. 

Berlau, D.J., Corrada, M.M., Peltz, C.B., Kawas, C.H. (2011) Incidence of functional disability in the oldest-old: Bathing as a potential target for disability reduction, American Journal of Public Health, 101(2):200-1. 

Berlau, D.J., Corrada, M.M., Peltz, C.B., Kawas, C.H. (2011) Disability in the Oldest-old: Incidence and Risk Factors in The 90+ Study, American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 

Corrada, M.M., Brookmeyer, R., Paganini-Hill, A, Berlau, D.J., Kawas, C.H. (2010) Incidence of dementia increases after age 90: The 90+ Study. Annals of Neurology, 67(1):114-121. 

Berlau, D.J., Corrada, M.M. and Kawas, C.H. (2009) The Prevalence of Disability in the Oldest-Old is High and Continues to Increase: Findings from The 90+ Study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Mar 3. (Epub). 

Berlau, D.J., Corrada, M.M., Head, E. and Kawas, C.H. (2009) APOE2 is associated with intact cognition but increased Alzheimer pathology in the oldest-old. Neurology, 72(9):829-34. 

Recent Presentations

Berlau D. Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease with a blood test. University Research and Scholarship Symposium, Regis University. Denver, CO: Apr 2014.

Berlau D.J., Burt, L., Clapp, P., Fete, M., Freitas, E., Shea, L., Sheridan, L. Electronically Delivered Team-Based Learning, 13th Annual Team-Based Learning Collaborative. Poster. Fort Worth, TX. 2014Berlau D.J. Beyond Basics: Becoming an Expert in TBL Facilitation. 13th Annual Team-Based Learning Collaborative. Workshop. Fort Worth, TX. 2014.

Calderon, B, Berlau, D. Team-Based Learning 101 . Integrating Learning: A Regis College Faculty Summer Institute, Regis University, Denver, CO. Platform. May 21, 2013.

Berlau, D.  Team-Based Learning 101: Introduction to an Active Learning Methodology. 2013 Metropolitan State University of Denver Teacher Scholar Forum. Denver, CO. 2013.

Berlau, D., Burt, L., Hanselin, M., Lalama, J., Sheridan, L., & Sucher, B.  Practical Strategies: Enhancing TBL in Your Classroom. 2013 Team-Based Learning Collaborative - Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 2013.

Burt, L., Berlau D.J., Buffet L., Hanselin, M., Lalama, J., Sheridan, L., Sucher, B. Overcoming Challenges in TBL: The Regis Approach, Team-Based Learning Collaborative, 11th Annual Team-Based Learning Collaborative, St. Petersburg, FL. March 2, 2012.


Awards and Recognition

Teacher of the Year, P-3 class. Regis School of Pharmacy, AY 2012-2013.