Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides oversight and works closely with the ADCS Informatics Director to set strategic goals for our portfolio of collaborations. 
 
 
Paul Aisen 
Founding Director and Scientific Advisor

Professional experience

  • Paul Aisen, MD, is the Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study. He has conducted AD therapeutic research for the past two decades. Dr. Aisen frequently collaborates with the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. He has led numerous multicenter trials and is the author of hundreds of scientific papers. 
  • Following 15 years on the faculty at Mt. Sinai in New York, Dr. Aisen moved to Georgetown University in 1999 as Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Medicine. He became Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurology in 2004. In 2007, Dr. Aisen was appointed Director of the ADCS and joined the faculty of the University of California, San Diego. 
  • Dr. Aisen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and specialty certified in Rheumatology and Geriatric Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his medical degree from Columbia University. He pursued his clinical training in the Department of Medicine at Case Western and at Mt. Sinai. Following the completion of a Fellowship in Rheumatology at NYU, Dr. Aisen returned to Mt. Sinai to serve as Chief Resident in the Department of Medicine.

 
Ronald G Thomas - Founding Director and Scientific Advisor


Professional experience
  • Director, Biostatistics Core, Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study, University of California, San Diego, 1995-Present
  • Director, Data Core, Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study, University of California, San Diego, 1995-2013
  • Professor, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, and Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, 2001-Present
  • Chief of the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, 2001-2010
  • Director, Biostatistics and Data Management Core, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, University of California, San Diego , 1995-2007