Amalia Peterson, MD, MS

Assistant Professor
Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology

Dr. Amalia Peterson is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and a board-certified neurologist specializing in neurodegenerative memory disorders.

She received her undergraduate degree from Pomona College. She earned her medical degree at the University of Michigan and completed residency training in neurology at the University of North Carolina. She subsequently completed a fellowship in behavioral neurology and a master's degree in epidemiology at Columbia University in New York.

Dr. Peterson’s research focuses on how women’s health factors relate to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. She serves as a co-investigator with the Vanderbilt Memory and Aging Project and the Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center