The Aging & Alzheimer’s Prevention Program

Our mission is to evaluate, communicate, and accelerate the development of scientific evidence
for proposed strategies to prevent brain aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and related dementias.

The Aging & Alzheimer's Prevention Team at ADDF

Howard Fillit, MD
Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer

Penny Dacks, PhD
Director, Aging & Alzheimer's Prevention

Yuko Hara, PhD
Assistant Director, Aging & Alzheimer's Prevention 

Nicholas McKeehan
Program Manager, Aging & Alzheimer's Prevention


The Scientific Advisory Board of the
Aging & Alzheimer's Prevention Program

Caleb Finch, PhD
ARCO / Kieschnick Professor of Gerontology and Biological Science and University Professor
University of Southern California

David Bennett, MD
Robert C. Borwell Professor of Neurological Sciences
Director of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
Rush University Medical Center

Molly Wagster, PhD
Chief, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch
National Institute of Aging

Bruce McEwen, PhD
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology
Rockefeller University

Nir Barzilai, MD
The Rennert Chair of Aging Research
Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Director, Institute for Aging Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


The Cognitive Vitality Clinical Advisory Board

Wilbert S. Aronow, MD, AGSF, FGSA
Professor of Medicine
New York Medical College

Russell Swerdlow, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director of KU Alzheimer's Disease Center
University of Kansas Medical Center

Samuel W. Warburton, MD
Professor of Community and Family Medicine (retired)
Duke University Medical Center

Fred Chau-Yang Ko, MD
Assistant Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Lenore Launer, PhD
Senior Investigator, Neuroepidemiology Section Chief
National Institute on Aging

Michelle C. Carlson, PhD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health

John Roglieri, MD
Internal Medicine Specialist
New York Presbyterian/Columbia

Jose Luchsinger, MD
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center

Richard Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD
Associate Professor, School of Population Health
Thomas Jefferson University

Jeff D. Williamson, MD, MHS
Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology
Chief, Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine


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