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Dementia Research and Clinical Trials

Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) funds 33 Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (ADRCs) at major medical institutions across the United States. Researchers at these Centers are working to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and care for people with Alzheimer's disease, as well as working to find a treatment or way to prevent Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. In addition, NIA funds four Exploratory ADRCs that are designed to expand and diversify research and education opportunities to new areas of the country, new populations, and new areas of science and approaches to research.

For people and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, the ADRCs offer:

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  • Help with obtaining diagnosis and medical management
  • Information about Alzheimer's and related dementias, services, and resources
  • Opportunities for volunteers to participate in clinical trials and studies and research registries
  • Support groups and other special programs for volunteers and their families

Find an Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) or Exploratory Center

 

Map of the United States, that is color coded, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas Washington, and Wisconsin are shaded in dark blue and are an NIA designated center. Alabama, New Mexico, Nevada, and Tennessee are shaded in light blue and are an exploratory center.

ADRC Directory

Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Erik Roberson, M.D., Ph.D., Director
UAB Exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Sparks Center, SC 640
1720 Seventh Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter
Information line: 205-996-3679
ADRC email
Director’s email
Director’s phone: 205-996-9486

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Arizona

Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Center

Eric Reiman, M.D., Director
Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium
Arizona State University, Phoenix and Tempe
Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Phoenix
Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Phoenix
Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix
Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Phoenix
University of Arizona, Tucson
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter YouTube
Information line: 602-839-6900
ADRC email

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California

Stanford University

Victor W. Henderson, M.D., M.S., Director
Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
213 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94305
Website
Information line: 650-721-2409
ADRC email
Director's phone: 650-723-6469

University of California, Davis

Charles S. DeCarli, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Center
University of California, Davis Medical Center
4860 Y Street, Suite 3900
Sacramento, CA 95817-4540
Website
Social media: Facebook YouTube
Information line: 916-734-5496
Director's email
Director's phone: 916-734-8413

Satellite Center:
UC Davis East Bay

David K. Johnson, M.A., Ph.D., Director
100 North Wiget Lane, Suite 150
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Information line: 925-357-6515
Director's email

University of California, Irvine

Frank LaFerla, Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
University of California, Irvine
2642 Biological Sciences III
Irvine, CA 92697-4545
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter YouTube
Information line: 949-824-3253
Director's email
Director's phone: 949-824-5315

University of California, San Diego

James Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
9444 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1-100
La Jolla, CA 92037-0948
Website
Social media: Facebook YouTube
Information line: 858-822-4800
ADRC email
Director's email
Director's phone: 858-534-1237

Satellite Center:
UC San Diego Hispanic Satellite and Outreach

James Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., Director
9444 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1-100
La Jolla, CA 92037-0948
Social media: Facebook
Information line: 510-606-0185
Director's email
Director's phone: 858-534-1237

University of California, San Francisco

Bruce L. Miller, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
University of California, San Francisco Memory and Aging Center
675 Nelson Rising Lane, Suite 190
San Francisco, CA 94143
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter YouTube
Information line: 415-476-3722
ADRC email
Director's email

University of Southern California

Helena Chui, M.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
University of Southern California
Healthcare Consultation Center II
1520 San Pablo Street, Suite 3000
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter YouTube
Information line: 323-442-7600
ADRC email

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Connecticut

Yale University

Stephen Strittmatter, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Christopher Van Dyck, M.D., Director
Yale University Alzheimer's Disease Center
295 Congress Ave, BCMM 436D
New Haven CT 06519
Website
ADRC email
Information line: 203-785-4736

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Florida

Mayo Clinic

Ronald C. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Memory Disorder Clinic
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Website
Information line: 904-953-6523

* The Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center has two branches, one in Jacksonville, FL and one in Rochester, MN.

University of Florida Alzheimer's Disease Center

Todd E. Golde, M.D., Ph.D., Director
1Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
University of Florida, Gainesville
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach
University of Miami, Miami
Florida International University, Miami
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
Website
Information line: 305-355-9080
ADRC email
Director's email
Director's phone: 352-273-9456

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Georgia

Emory University

Allan I. Levey, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Center
Emory Brain Health Center
12 Executive Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30329
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter YouTube
Information line: 404-712-6838
ADRC email
Director's email
Director's phone: 404-727-7220

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Illinois

Northwestern University

M. Marsel Mesulam, M.D., Director
Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease
Feinberg School of Medicine
300 E. Superior Street, Tarry 8
Chicago, IL 60611
Website
Social media: FacebookTwitter
Information line: 312-908-9339
ADRC email
Director's email
Director's phone: 312-908-9339

Rush University Medical Center

David A. Bennett, M.D., Director
Rush University Alzheimer's Disease Center
Armour Academic Center
600 South Paulina Street, Suite 130
Chicago, IL 60612
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter
Information line: 312-942-7100
ADRC email
Director's email

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Indiana

Indiana University

Andrew Saykin, PsyD., Director
Indiana Alzheimer Disease Research Center
IU Health Neuroscience Center
Indiana University School of Medicine
355 West 16th Street
Goodman Hall, Suite 4100
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter
Information Line: 317-963-5500
ADRC email
Director's phone: 317-963-7501

Satellite Center:
Healthy Aging Brain Center

Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation
Malaz A. Boustani, M.D., Director
Eskenazi Health
720 Eskenazi Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Website
Information line: 317-880-0000
Director's email

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Kansas

University of Kansas

Russell H. Swerdlow, M.D., Director
KU Alzheimer's Disease Center
KU Clinical Research Center
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Fairway, KS 66205
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter
Information line: 913-588-0555
ADRC email
Director's email
Director's phone: 913-588-0970

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Kentucky

University of Kentucky

Linda Van Eldik, Ph.D., Director
University of Kentucky Alzheimer's Disease Center
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Clinic
101 Sanders-Brown Building
800 South Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40536-0230
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter YouTube
Information line: 859-323-6040

Satellite Center:
Minority Gateway Clinic

Charles D. Smith, M.D., Director
UK Polk-Dalton Clinic
217 Elm Tree Lane
Lexington, KY 40507
Information line: 859-323-5550
Director's email
Director's phone: 859-218-5029

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Maryland

The Johns Hopkins University

Marilyn Albert, Ph.D., Director
Johns Hopkins Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
1620 McElderry Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter YouTube
Information line: 410-502-9272
Director's email

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Massachusetts

Boston University

Neil Kowall, M.D., Director
Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, B-7800
Boston, MA 02118
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter
Information line: 857-364-2140
ADRC email

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Bradley T. Hyman, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
114 16th Street, #2011
Mass General Hospital
Charlestown, MA 02129
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter YouTube
Information line: 617-278-0600

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Michigan

University of Michigan

Henry Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., Director
University of Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center, Ann Arbor
Wayne State University, Detroit
Michigan State University, Lansing and Grand Rapids
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter YouTube
Information line: 734-936-8803
ADRC email

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Minnesota

Mayo Clinic*

Ronald C. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Department of Neurology
200 1st Street S.W.
Rochester, MN 55905
Website
Information line: 507-284-1324

* The Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center has two branches, one in Rochester, MN and one in Jacksonville, FL.

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Missouri

Washington University in St. Louis

John C. Morris, M.D., Director
Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
4488 Forest Park Avenue, Suite 101
St. Louis, MO 63108
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter
Information line: 314-286-2683

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Nevada

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Marwan Sabbagh, M.D., Director
Nevada Exploratory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
888 W. Bonneville
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter
Information line: 855-568-7886
Research recruitment line: 866-588-2264
ADRC email

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New Mexico

University of New Mexico

Gary Rosenberg, M.D., Director
New Mexico Exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Clinical Neuroscience Center
900 Camino de Salud NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Website
Information lines: 505-272-3735 or 505-272-5631
ADRC email
Director’s phone: 505-272-3160

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New York

Columbia University

Scott A. Small, M.D., Director
Columbia University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Sergievsky Center
617 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Website
Information line: 212-305-2447
Director's email

Satellite Center:
ADRC Northern Manhattan Community Satellite

Memory Disorders - 1st Floor
Lawrence S. Honig, M.D., Ph.D., Director
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Information line: 212-543-5853
Director's email
Director's phone: 212-305-9194

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Mary Sano, Ph.D., Director
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Department of Psychiatry
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
One Gustave Levy Place, Box 1230
New York, NY 10029
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter
Information line: 212-241-8329
ADRC email
Director's email

New York University

Thomas Wisniewski, M.D., Director
NYU Alzheimer's Disease Center
Center for Cognitive Neurology
145 East 32nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
Website
Information line: 212-263-8088
Director's phone: 212-263-3210

Satellite Center:
Alzheimer's Disease Center Multicultural Program

Karyn Marsh, Ph.D., Director
New York University
Langone Medical Center
145 East 32nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 11216
Website
Information line: 212-263-3257
Director's email
Director's phone: 212-263-2617

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North Carolina

Duke/University of North Carolina

Heather Whitson, M.D., Director
Duke University, Durham
Director's email
Director's phone: 919-660-7500
Gwenn Garden, M.D., Ph.D., Director
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Director's email
Website
Information line: 919-660-2340
ADRC email

Wake Forest University

Suzanne Craft, Ph.D., Director
Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Website
Information line: 336-716-6463 or 855-381-6463
ADRC email

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Ohio

Cleveland Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

James B. Leverenz, M.D., Director
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland
Website
Information line: 833-311-2372
ADRC email

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Oregon

Oregon Health and Science University

Jeffrey Kaye, M.D., Director
Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center
Mail Code 131
3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239-3098
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter
Information line: 503-494-6370
Director's email
Director's phone: 503-494-6976

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Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

David A. Wolk, M.D., Director
Penn Memory Center
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Pavilion 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter
Information line: 215-898-9979

University of Pittsburgh

Oscar Lopez, M.D., Director
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
UPMC Montefiore, 4th floor, Suite 421
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter YouTube
Information line: 412-692-2700
Director's email

Satellite Center:
Alzheimer's Outreach & Resource Center

Hill House Association
Oscar Lopez, M.D., Director
1835 Centre Avenue, Suite 230
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Website
Information line: 412-261-0742
Director's email

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Tennessee

Vanderbilt University

Angela Jefferson, Ph.D., Director
Vanderbilt Exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center
at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1207 17th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37212
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube
Information line: 615-322-8676
ADRC email
Director’s email
Director’s phone: 615-322-8230

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Texas

South Texas Alzheimer's Disease Center (STAC)

Sudha Seshadri, M.D., Director
The University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
Website
Director's email
Gladys Maestre, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Website
Director's email
Information line: 210-450-9960 or 210-258-4605

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Washington

University of Washington

Thomas Grabowski, M.D., Director
University of Washington Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Harborview Medical Center
Box 359791
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter YouTube
Information line: 855-744-0588
ADRC email

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Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin

Sanjay Asthana, M.D., Director
Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
600 Highland Avenue
J5/1 Mezzanine
Madison, WI 53792-2420
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter YouTube
Information line: 608-265-0407
ADRC email
Director's email
Director's phone: 608-265-5862

Satellite Center:
Wisconsin ADRC Minority Recruitment Satellite Program

Dorothy Edwards, Ph.D., Director
J5/1 Mezzanine
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792
Information line: 608-263-2582
Director's email

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National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC)

The Center coordinates data collection and fosters collaborative research among ADRCs.

Walter Kukull, Ph.D., Director
National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
4311 11th Avenue NE, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
Website
Social media: Facebook Twitter
Information line: 206-543-8637
Email

This content is provided by the NIH National Institute on Aging (NIA). NIA scientists and other experts review this content to ensure it is accurate and up to date.