Brent P. Forester, MD MSc.
Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, is the Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center and the Director of Behavioral Health for Tufts Medicine. Dr. Forester is an expert in geriatric psychiatry, specializing in the treatment of older adults with depression, bipolar disorder, and behavioral complications of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a former President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), has previously served on the board of directors for the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire and was also the chairman of their Medical Scientific Committee.
Dr. Forester’s research focuses on novel treatment approaches to manage the disabling behavioral complications of dementia, such as agitation and aggression. Dr. Forester’s work also includes studies using brain imaging techniques and careful clinical assessment to better understand the causes of depression and bipolar disorder in later life and to identify promising new targets for effective treatments.