Data Working Group

The development of the National Alzheimer’s Disease Index is guided by a robust interdisciplinary working group of experts. The Working Group meets regularly to help define the Index’s data capabilities, buildout priorities, and methodological approach.

*Affiliations of individuals are for identification purposes only and do not necessarily represent the endorsement of affiliated institutions.

Stephanie Monroe, Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access

Stephanie Monroe

Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access
  • AfricanAmericansAgainst Alzheimer's
Cassie Ricci, Senior Manager, Alliance Development and Federal Government Affairs

Cassie Ricci

Senior Manager, Alliance Development and Federal Government Affairs
  • Roche

Dr. Angela Allen

Clinical Research Program Director of Nursing Research at Banner Health
  • Banner Health
  • Arizona State University

Phyllis Barkman Ferrell

Global Head, External Engagement Alzheimer’s disease and Neurodegeneration
  • Eli Lilly & Company

Michelle Mathy

Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs
  • Biogen

Dr. Jonathan Jackson

Executive Director, Instructor in Neurology
  • CARE Mass General
  • Harvard Medical School

Helen Hemley

Program Manager
  • CARE Mass General
  • Harvard Medical School

Dr. William Vega

Distinguished Professor, Senior Scholar for Community Health
  • Florida International University

Dr. Alexandria Wise Brown

Senior Medical Science Liaison
  • Genentech

Dr. Holly Massett

Senior Advisor on Clinical Research Recruitment and Engagement
  • National Institute on Aging

Dr. Gary Puckrein

President and Chief Executive Officer
  • National Minority Quality Forum

Dr. David Marquez

Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition
  • Rush University
  • University of Illinois Chicago

Pamela Price

Deputy Director/Director of NBHCAA
  • The Balm & Gilead, Inc.

Dr. Jaime Perales

Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology
  • University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Dr. Katya Rascovsky

Research Assistant Professor
  • University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Iris Aguilar

Director, Health Disparities Program
  • Florida International University

Dr. Brian Downer

Assistant Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • University of Texas Medical Branch

Dr. Gladys Maestre

Director of Memory Disorders Center
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Dr. Goldie Byrd

Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, Professor, Social Sciences and Health Policy
  • Wake Forrest

Dr. Laura Baker

Associate Professor, Professor in Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
  • Wake Forrest

Our Report Place & Brain Health Equity: Understanding the County-Level Impacts of Alzheimer’s

This report, developed with the Urban Institute using the National Alzheimer’s Disease Index, analyzes the county-level impacts of dementia and explores the social inequities present in counties highly impacted by Alzheimer’s among Blacks and Latinos. Our report calls for an increased focus on understanding the relationship between place, the social determinants of health, and dementia risk to promote brain health equity across the lifespan.

Download our report!