AFA’s Membership and Screening Portal

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

Medical, Scientific & Memory Screening Advisory Board

AFA’s medical, scientific and memory screening advisory board is composed of leading experts in the care, research and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Advisory Board Members:

Chairman: J. Wesson Ashford, M.D., Ph.D., War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center at the Palo Alto, Calif. Campus of the VA Palo Alto HealthCare System (CA WRIISC)

Peter Bayley, Ph.D., War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center at the Palo Alto, Calif. Campus of the VA Palo Alto HealthCare System (CA WRIISC)

Soo Borson, M.D., Professor Emerita, University of Washington School of Medicine, Affiliate Professor, Nursing, at the University of Washington, and Research Professor at the University of Minnesota

Herman Buschke, M.D, Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology and Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, Lena and Joseph Gluck Distinguished Scholar in Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Donna Cohen, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Child & Family Studies (CFS), College of Behavioral & Community Sciences (CBCS), University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, Florida

Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., Sc.D., Director, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Peter Davies, Ph.D., Director, Litwin-Zucker Center for Alzheimer’s Disease & Memory Disorders, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Margaret Dean, R.N. C.S.-b.C., N.P.-C., F.A.A.N.P., Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Geriatric Division

Sanford I. Finkel, M.D., Clinical Professor, psychiatry, University of Chicago Medical School

Lori Frank, Ph.D., PCORI, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Lee Hyer, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry at the Mercer School of Medicine, practices at Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, where he has been for over 10 years. Additionally, director of the Memory Project, the Traumatic Brain Injury Group and Parkinson’s Disease Program at Navicent Health and Mercer School of Medicine

George Perry, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Sciences and the Semmes Foundation Distinguished University Chair in Neurobiology at the University of Texas at San Antonio

Richard E. Powers, M.D., Adjunct Professor, Departments of Pathology and Psychiatry, UAB School of Medicine

Frederick Schmitt, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging