Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurology

Belén Pascual, Ph.D.

Belén Pascual, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Houston Methodist Research Institute

Nantz National Alzheimer Center
Houston Methodist Neurological Institute

6560 Fannin Street, Suite 802
Houston, Texas 77030

Phone: 713-441-1150
Fax: 713-790-4990

Dr. Pascual has a broad background in cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and neuroimaging, with specific expertise in the neuropsychological evaluation of patients with dementia. In the context of the Diagnostic Molecular Imaging European network of excellence, funded by the European Union, she used positron emission tomography and MRI to quantify the degree of neuronal loss through different biomarkers. Before joining the Methodist Neurological Institute she worked at the MGH, Harvard Medical School, receiving additional training on the neuropsychological evaluation of patients with frontotemporal dementia and on structural and functional brain imaging techniques.

Her intent at the Nantz National Alzheimer Center is to contribute to clarify important neurobiological aspects of cognition, while using neuropsychological and imaging tools to foster the discovery of more effective treatments for Alzheimer disease and related disorders.


PhD – University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Postdoctoral Fellowship – Centre for Applied Medical Research, CIMA, University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain
Postdoctoral Fellowship – Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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