Johns Hopkins Medicine

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Peter Rabins, M.D., M.H.S.

Peter Rabins, M.D., M.H.S.

Associated Investigator

Dr. Rabins is the Richman Family Professor of Alzheimer's and Related Diseases, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is also the Co-Director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. His research focuses on the effectiveness of current treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD), development of measures of quality of life in persons with AD, and the care of patients in late stage dementia. He is the co-author of 'The 36-Hour Day', a book about caring for patients with dementia, now in its 4th printing.


  • Snyder CM, Fauth E, Wanzek J, Piercy KW, Norton MC, Corcoran C, Rabins PV, Lyketsos CG, Tschanz JT. Dementia caregivers’ coping strategies and their relationship to health and well-bring: The Cache County Study. Aging Ment Health 2014; 5: 1-10.
  • Rabins P Schwartz S, Black B, Corcoran C, Fauth E, Mielke M, Christensen J, Lyketsos C, Tschanz J. Predictors of progression to severe Alzheimer's disease in an incidence sample. Alzheimers Dement 2013; 9: 204-207.
  • Lee H, Richardson A, Black B, Shore A, Kasper J, Rabins P. Race and cognitive decline among community-dwelling elders with mild cognitive impairment: Findings from the Memory and Medical Care Study. Aging Ment Health 2012; 16:372-377.
  • Lehman S. Black B, Shore A, Kasper J, Rabins P. Living alone with dementia and lack of awareness adds to functional and cognitive vulnerabilities. Int Psychogeriatr 2010 22: 778-784.
  • Kasper J, Black B, Shore A, Rabins P. Evaluation of the validity and reliability of the Alzheimer Disease-Related Quality of Life Assessment Instrument. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Discord 2009 23: 275-284.