Research Program

Aging and Cognition

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and a leading cause of death for older Americans. It currently afflicts more than 5 million people across the country—a figure that threatens to triple in the next 40 years. But new therapies are on the way, and the Schaeffer Center is exploring options to facilitate their use, improve clinical trials, and ease the burden of the disease for patients and families.

Program Leadership

  • Director, Research Training Program, USC Schaeffer Center
    Co-Director, Aging and Cognition Program, USC Schaeffer Center
    Associate Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy

  • Co-Director, Aging and Cognition Program, USC Schaeffer Center
    Associate Professor, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Recent Research

Experts in Aging and Cognition

  • Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
    Assistant Professor, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
    2014-2015 RCMAR Scientist, USC Schaeffer Center

  • Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
    Associate Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, USC Andrus Gerontology Center
    AARP Professor of Gerontology, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
    Director, USC/UCLA Center on Biodemography and Population Health

  • Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
    Associate Professor, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

  • Dean and C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
    Co-Director, USC Schaeffer Center
    Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Pharmacy, and Economics, USC

  • Co-Director, Aging and Cognition Program, USC Schaeffer Center
    Associate Professor, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

  • Geoffrey Joyce, Ph.D.

    Director, Health Policy, USC Schaeffer Center
    Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
    Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics, USC School of Pharmacy
    Associate Professor, USC School of Pharmacy

  • Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
    Edward L. Schneider Assistant Professor of Gerontology, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
    2018-2019 RCMAR Scientist, USC Schaeffer Center

  • Director, Research Training Program, USC Schaeffer Center
    Co-Director, Aging and Cognition Program, USC Schaeffer Center
    Associate Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy

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