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The Alzheimer's Association is providing funding for U.S. POINTER. Additionally, local Alzheimer’s Association offices in participating regions and partnerships with community organizations will assist with intervention delivery to set the stage for an accessible and sustainable community-based model for prevention.

U.S. POINTER - Study Leadership

Laura Baker, Ph.D.

Professor of Internal Medicine – Geriatrics, Neurology, and Social Sciences and Health Policy; Associate Director, Wake Forest Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Miia Kivipelto, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Clinical Geriatric Epidemiology, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Mark Espeland, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Rachel Whitmer, Ph.D.

Professor Public Health Sciences, Director and Chief, Division of Epidemiology School of Medicine, University of California Davis

Maria Carrillo, Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer, Alzheimer's Association
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Heather Snyder, Ph.D.

Vice President, Medical & Scientific Relations at the Alzheimer’s Association
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U.S. POINTER - Strategic Advisory Board

Barry Davis, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Texas Health
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Cynthia Lemere, Ph.D.

Brigham & Women’s Hospital
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Laurie Ryan, Ph.D.

ex officio, NIA at NIH
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Thomas Mosley, Ph.D.

University of Mississippi
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Mary Sano, Ph.D.

Mount Sinai University
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Abby King, Ph.D.

Stanford University
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Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., MSCI

Vanderbilt Medical School
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David Knopman, M.D.

Mayo Clinic
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David Reuben, M.D.

University of California, Los Angeles
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U.S. POINTER - Principal Investigators

Advocate Health Care

Chicago, Illinois
Principal Investigator:
Darren Gitelman, M.D.

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas
Co-Principal Investigators:
Valory Pavlik, Ph.D.,
Melissa Yu, M.D., FAAN

Butler Hospital

Providence, Rhode Island
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Salloway, M.D, M.S.

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, Illinois
Principal Investigator:
Christy Tangney, Ph.D.

UC Davis School of Medicine

Sacramento, California
Co-Principal Investigators:
Rachel Whitmer, Ph.D.,
Sarah Farias, Ph.D.

Wake Forest School of Medicine

Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Co-Principal Investigators:
Jeff Williamson, M.D.
Maryjo Cleveland, M.D.

U.S. POINTER Leadership - Alzheimer’s Association Chapters

Susan Antkowiak

Vice President, Programs and Services
Rhode Island

Melanie Chavin, M.S.

Chief Program Officer

Claire Day

Chief Program Officer
UC Davis

Richard Elbein, M.S.

Chief Executive Officer
Houston - Baylor

Katherine Lambert, CFRE

CEO and Region 15 Leader
Western Carolina - Wake Forest

Terrianne Reynolds, M.P.H.

Director, Health Care Initiatives

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Phone: 800.272.3900

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