Clinical Core

The Clinical Core Rrecruits and phenotypes elderly controls and research participants with MCI, AD, and other degenerative dementias for participation in clinical and genetic studies.

James Lah, MD, PhD
Clinical Core Leader

James J. Lah, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, is a board-certified Neurologist, Associate Program Director, and an investigator in the Emory Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. He received his medical and PhD degrees from Ohio State University and completed Neurology residency training at Emory. His research interest is in the molecular pathogenesis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Felicia Goldstein, PhD
Clinical Core Co-Leader

Felicia Goldstein, Ph.D., Associate Professor is a neuropsychologist and Director of the Neuropsychology Clinic in the Department of Neurology.  Dr. Goldstein's research interest centers around the neurobehavioral features associated with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, with a focus on the overlap between vascular comorbidities and cerebral white matter changes.

Susan Peterson-Hazan, MSW, LCSW
Education Core Co-Leader

Susan Peterson-Hazan, M.S.W., is a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in the education and support for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families. She coordinates the Alzheimer’s family education programs.

Angela Ashley, MD

Angela Ashley, M.D., Assistant Professor, is a board-certified Neurologist with special interests in dementia in African-Americans. She completed Neurology residency and Behavioral Neurology fellowship training at Emory. Dr. Ashley was responsible for the inception of the current Memory Assessment Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Janet Cellar DNP, PMHCNS-BC
ADRC Administrator, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Janet Cellar, DNP, PMHCNS-BC is a research and clinical nurse specialist with extensive experience in care, management, education, and support for individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and their families. She coordinates the clinic activities at the Wesley Woods Memory Disorders Clinic and clinical trials.