About Dean Hartley

Dean Hartley, Ph.D., is Director of Science Initiatives at the Alzheimer’s Association. He has a leadership role in the development of the Association’s research and scientific initiatives, primarily by effectively communicating the goals and achievements of the Alzheimer’s Association research and science program to a wide range of audiences. He leads the Association’s efforts to understand why Down syndrome individuals are at high risk for Alzheimer’s and to investigate the role of epilepsy/neuronal hyperexcitability in Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  Before coming to the Alzheimer’s Association, Dr. Hartley was an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences and conducted research at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Prior to this, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and conducted research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. www.alz.org The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

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