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  • The Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center

  • Our Team

  • Brian Ott, MD, is director of the center as well as a a professor of neurology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He divides his time between patient care and clinical research. His research interests include development of new drug therapies for Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment, as well as studying behavior problems in aging and dementia such as driving impairment. He is board-certified in neurology, geriatric medicine and internal medicine. He received his internal medicine training at Brown University and completed his neurology training at Harvard University.

    Henry Querfurth, MD PhD, is an associate professor of neurology and co-directs the memory clinic at Rhode Island Hospital and divides his time into clinical practice and basic research. Throughout his career Querfuth has pursued independent research in Alzheimer's disease and a related condition, inclusion body myositis, first within the Tufts University School of Medicine and now at Brown University. He is also developing a technology to non-invasively measure intracranial pressure.

    Staff neuropsychologists Geoffrey Tremont, PhD; Holly Westervelt, PhD; Jennifer Davis, PhD;and Ron Cohen, PhD (The Miriam Hospital), play an important role in the diagnostic evaluations and counseling of patients.

    Michael Friedman, MD, is the staff neuropsychiatrist who provides consultations for patients. Lori Daiello, PharmD, is a pharmacist and research associate. In addition to her research in pharmacoepidemiology, she assists the team in the clinical trials program. Research coordinator Esther Oden, Elysia Gaynor, RN, Nancy Faucher, RN, and research nurse manager Michele Astphan, RN, assist the physicians in conducting clinical research trials. Julie Herzlinger provides social service evaluations and assistance. Geri Daniels and Sandra Ramos are the administrative assistants.

    Kerri Kelley provides social service evaluations and assistance. Wendy Mullen is the center's administrative secretary and Geri Daniels and Sandra Ramos are the front desk secretaries.