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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
 Incorporating the Experimental Medicine Approach in the Development of Primary Prevention Trials for Alzheimer's Disease: A Workshop
A planning committee will organize an open, two-day workshop to discuss ways to incorporate the experimental medicine approach to behavior change research. The workshop will focus on questions related to long-term adherence to behavioral prevention strategies where it is anticipated that prevention efforts must be initiated and behaviors maintained decades prior to disease onset. The workshop will generate ideas for future research that might be of interest to the NIH in preparation of possible RFPs for a future research agenda. The workshop committee will define the specific topics to be addressed, develop the agenda, and select and invite speakers and other participants.

Upcoming Events

October 10-11, 2019 – Public Workshop 
Keck Center of the National Academies
Room 103

Past Events

April 26, 2019 - Steering Committee Meeting

The committee met to start the planning for the workshop.


Committee Members

Michael Otto (Chair), Department of Psychology,
   Boston University

Michelle Carlson, Depaprtment of Mental Health, 
   Johns Hopkins University
Kirk Erickson, Department of Psychology,
   University of Pittsburgh

Richard Mayeux, Department of Neurology,
   Columbia University College of Physicians
   and Surgeons
Judy Pa, Departments of Neurology,
   Neuroscience, and Biomedical Engineering,
   University of Southern California
Kristine Yaffe, Center for Population Brain Health,
   University of Southern California, San Francisco


National Institute on Aging


Staff Information


Sujeeta Bhatt, Study Director,
Jacquie Cole Miles, Senior Program Assistant,
Adrienne Stith Butler, Associate Board Director,
Barbara Wanchisen, Senior Board Director,



For more information about the project, please contact Sujeeta Bhatt:

Mailing Address

Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001




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