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Medical & Scientific Advisory Boards

AFA’s medical and scientific advisory boards are composed of leading experts in Alzheimer’s research and care.

Medical & Scientific Advisory Board

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)

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

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

Sanford I. Finkel, M.D., clinical professor, psychiatry, University of Chicago Medical School

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., Adujunct Professor, Departments of Pathology and Psychiatry, UAB School of Medicine

Memory Screening Advisory Board

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

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

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