Alzheimer's Foundation of America

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.

Chairman: J. Wesson Ashford, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center at the Palo Alto 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 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


Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., Sc.D.

Director, Chambers-Grundy Center for Transformative Neuroscience, UNLV, Joy Chambers Professor of Brain Science, Department of Brain Health, UNLV, Founding Director, Cleveland Clinic, 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 (posthumous emeritus)


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.

Senior Behavioral Scientist, Behavioral & Policy Sciences, RAND Corporation



Lee Hyer, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry at the Mercer School of Medicine, Georgia Neurosurgical Institute



George Perry, Ph.D.,

Professor, 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



Allison B. Reiss, M.D.

Head, Inflammation Section, Winthrop Research Institute, NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island



Frederick Schmitt, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Kentucky, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging