Monongahela-Youghiogheny Healthy Aging Team (MYHAT)

Principal Investigator

Mary Ganguli, MD, MPH, FRCP(C)
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
3811 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Data Contact

Erin Jacobsen


Setting: Small-town region of Pennsylvania, USA
Start Date: 2006-8
End Date: Ongoing
Participants: 1982 individuals aged 65+ years
Assessment Schedule: Baseline and annual follow-ups (the 8th in 2014-16)
Measures: Neuropsychological assessments, depression, medical history and lifestyle, physical functioning and activity, dementia classifications

Further Information

  • Ganguli M, Snitz B, Vander Bilt J, Chang CC. How much do depressive symptoms affect cognition at the population level? The Monongahela-Youghiogheny Healthy Aging Team (MYHAT) study. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009 Nov;24(11):1277-84. doi: 10.1002/gps.2257.