Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Initiative at the New York Academy of Sciences
Cynthia Duggan is the Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Initiative at the New York Academy of Sciences, which was designed to accelerate the transfer of basic research into the development of new methods for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of dementia. In this role she convenes stakeholders for scientific meetings, publications and public outreach. Dr. Duggan brings almost two decades of academic and industry research experience to the New York Academy of Sciences, most recently investigating mechanisms of neurodegeneration at the Rockefeller University and Genentech. Dr. Duggan earned her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley and maintains an affiliation with the Rockefeller University as a Visiting Fellow. She continues science outreach and teaching. Dr. Duggan led the Dementia Forum research for the World Innovation Summit for Health, an initiative of Qatar Foundation, and is an active member of the project working group for global priorities for dementia research investment being coordinated by WHO.