James M. Noble, MD, MS, CPH

Since July 2008, Dr. Noble has been an Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology in the Department of Neurology and the Taub Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University. His academic and research training has included internal medicine, neurology residency (including neurology chief resident), and fellowship training in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry within the Department of Neurology at CUMC. He received a master’s degree in epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, for which he also received the Anna C. Gelman Award for Excellence in Epidemiology. He holds board certifications in neurology (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology), Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry (United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties), and Certification in Public Health (American Board of Public Health Examiners). His current neurology practice focuses on Alzheimer disease, and his patient centered approach has earned him recognition including the 2011 Stephen Q. Shafer Award for Humanism in Neurology. Dr. Noble is the director of medical student education for the department of neurology at P&S, and in this role is the director for the neurology clerkship, research, consultation, and inpatient sub-internship electives. He also teaches Team Based Learning Sessions in the Neuroanatomy Section of the Neurosciences Course (P&S-Year 2), and lectures in the Foundations of Clinical Medicine-IV (P&S, D&I year), Mechanisms & Practice (P&S-MCY), neuroepidemiology (MSPH), and Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging (Dept Psychology). Since 2005, he has helped developed the Hip Hop Public Health Centers of Harlem Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, which now annually reach over 10,000 local elementary school children, educating them on important health messages including stroke, Alzheimer disease, healthy eating and lifestyle decisions, sugar-sweetened beverages, and establishing exercise thresholds. This approach teaches children to be health educational conduits into their homes hopes of improving health knowledge in multiple generations. He is recognized as a leader in medical education through 2012 selection to the Columbia University Virginia Apgar Teaching Society, and as a selection to the inaugural American Academy of Neurology’s Emerging Leaders Forum.

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