Suzanne Craft, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Education & Training

  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1976
  • Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin, 1985
  • Internship, Clinical Neuropsychology, V.A. Medical Center(Boston), 1985
  • Fellowship, Neuropsychology, Boston University School of Me, 1986
  • Fellowship, Neuropsychology, Harvard Medical School, 1987


  • Cognitive Neuro Soc
  • Int'l Neuropsychological Soc
  • Society for Neuroscience
Suzanne Craft, Ph.D.

Suzanne Craft, Ph.D.

Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Center for Comparative Medicine Research
Hypertension and Vascular Research Center
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Sticht Center on Aging
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism

Research Interests

aging, alzheimer's disease, cognition/learning, diabetes, neurosciences/behavior

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-8830 | Department: 336-713-8830

Recent Publications

Chichester L, Wylie AT, Craft S, Kavanagh K. Muscle heat shock protein 70 predicts insulin resistance with aging. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015;70(2):155-162.

Willette AA, Johnson SC, Birdsill AC, Sager MA, Christian B, Baker LD, Craft S, Oh J, Statz E, Hermann BP, Jonaitis EM, Koscik RL, La Rue A, Asthana S, Bendlin BB. Insulin resistance predicts brain amyloid deposition in late middle-aged adults. Alzheimers Dement. 2015;11(5):504-510.e1.

Claxton A, Baker LD, Hanson A, Trittschuh EH, Cholerton B, Morgan A, Callaghan M, Arbuckle M, Behl C, Craft S. Long-acting intranasal insulin detemir improves cognition for adults with mild cognitive impairment or early-stage Alzheimer's disease dementia. J Alzheimers Dis. 2015;44(3):897-906.

Hanson AJ, Craft S, Banks WA. The APOE genotype: modification of therapeutic responses in Alzheimer's disease. Curr Pharm Des. 2015;21(1):114-120.

Snyder HM, Corriveau RA, Craft S, Faber JE, Greenberg SM, Knopman D, Lamb BT, Montine TJ, Nedergaard M, Schaffer CB, Schneider JA, Wellington C, Wilcock DM, Zipfel GJ, Zlokovic B, Bain LJ, Bosetti F, Galis ZS, Koroshetz W, Carrillo MC. Vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia including Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement. 2015;11(6):710-717.

Hughes TM, Craft S, Lopez OL. Review of 'the potential role of arterial stiffness in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease'. Neurodegener Dis Manag. 2015;5(2):121-135.

Espeland MA, Brinton RD, Manson JE, Yaffe K, Hugenschmidt C, Vaughan L, Craft S, Edwards BJ, Casanova R, Masaki K, Resnick SM. Postmenopausal hormone therapy, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and brain volumes. Neurology. 2015;85(13):1131-1138.

Gifford A, Lawrence J, Case D, Rapp S, Baker L, Craft S, Groteluschen DL, Klepin H, Lesser G, Naughton MJ, Sachs B, Samuel TA, Sink K, Williamson, J, Shaw EG. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors [abstract]. J Clin Oncol. 2015;33(15 Suppl):9560.

Hanson AJ, Bayer JL, Baker LD, Cholerton B, VanFossen B, Trittschuh E, Rissman RA, Donohue MC, Moghadam SH, Plymate SR, Craft S. Differential effects of meal challenges on cognition, metabolism, and biomarkers for apolipoprotein E varepsilon4 carriers and adults with mild cognitive impairment. J Alzheimers Dis. 2015;48(1):205-218.

Oh ES, Marano CM, Leoutsakos JM, Lee RW, Rissman RA, Smith GS, Craft S, Lyketsos CG. Oral glucose tolerance testing to modulate plasma amyloid levels: A novel biomarker. Alzheimers Dement. 2015;1(3):311-315.

Novak V, Milberg W, Hao Y, Munshi M, Novak P, Galica A, Manor B, Roberson P, Craft S, Abduljalil A. Enhancement of vasoreactivity and cognition by intranasal insulin in type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2014;37(3):751-759.

Hanson AJ, Hernandez H, Bartholomew LM, Gabrile AK, Chapman D, Craft S. APOE genotype and gender influence glucose tolerance in older adults [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013;61(Suppl 1):S114.

Claxton A, Baker LD, Wilkinson CW, Trittschuh EH, Chapman D, Watson GS, Cholerton B, Plymate SR, Arbuckle M, Craft S. Sex and ApoE genotype differences in treatment response to two doses of intranasal insulin in adults with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2013;35(4):789-797.

Freiherr J, Hallschmid M, Frey WH 2nd, Brunner YF, Chapman CD, Holscher C, Craft S, De Felice FG, Benedict C. Intranasal insulin as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease: a review of basic research and clinical evidence. CNS Drugs. 2013;27(7):505-514.

Cholerton B, Larson EB, Baker LD, Craft S, Crane PK, Millard SP, Sonnen JA, Montine TJ. Neuropathologic correlates of cognition in a population-based sample. J Alzheimers Dis. 2013;36(4):699-709.

Crane PK, Walker R, Hubbard RA, Li G, Nathan DM, Zheng H, Haneuse S, Craft S, Montine TJ, Kahn SE, McCormick W, McCurry SM, Bowen JD, Larson EB. Glucose levels and risk of dementia. N Engl J Med. 2013;369(6):540-548.

Chapman CD, Frey WH II, Craft S, Danielyan L, Hallschmid M, Schioth HB, Benedict C. Intranasal treatment of central nervous system dysfunction in humans. Pharm Res. 2013;30(10):2475-2484.

Craft S, Smith C, Maldjian J, Freedman BI, Divers J. Comparison of Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) and 3MSE scores in African-Americans [abstract]. Alzheimers Dement. 2013;9(4 Suppl):P321.

Baker L, Craft S, Cholerton B, Wilkinson C, Foster-Schubert K, McTiernan A, Williamson J, Sink K, Duncan G. Aerobic exercise effects on cognition in at-risk adults: role of insulin sensitivity and APOE-epsilon 4 [abstract]. Alzheimers Dement. 2013;9(4 Suppl):P690.

Cholerton B, Baker LD, Craft S. Insulin, cognition, and dementia. Eur J Pharmacol. 2013;719(1-3):170-179.

Hanson AJ, Bayer-Carter JL, Green PS, Montine TJ, Wilkinson CW, Baker LD, Watson GS, Bonner LM, Callaghan M, Leverenz JB, Tsai E, Postupna N, Zhang J, Lampe J, Craft S. Effect of apolipoprotein E genotype and diet on apolipoprotein E lipidation and amyloid peptides: randomized clinical trial. JAMA Neurol. 2013;70(8):972-980.

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