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, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Director, War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center at the Palo Alto campus of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (CA WRIISC), and Clinical Professor (affiliated), Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Staff, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University


Peter Bayley, Ph.D.

Director of Research, War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center at the Palo Alto campus of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (CA WRIISC), and Clinical Associate Professor (affiliated), Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University


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



Nathaniel A. Chin, M.D.

Medical Director, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention Study



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.

Retired Faculty & Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center



Sanford I. Finkel, M.D.,

Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, University of Chicago Medical School



Lori Frank, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for Research, Policy, and Programs, The New York Academy of Medicine



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.

Associate Professor of Medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine and Head, Inflammation Laboratory, Biomedical Research Institute, NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island



Frederick Schmitt, Ph.D.

Professor, Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, University of Kentucky

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