ADRC Faculty & Staff

Administration Core

Allan Levey, MD, PhD
ADRC Director
Biography
Publications

Allan I. Levey, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, is a board-certified Neurologist. He holds joint faculty appointments in the Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology. Dr. Levey also serves as Director of the Emory Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, the Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and the Emory University Medical Scientist Training Program. He trained at the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His research interests include the genetics and molecular pharmacology of Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders.

Stuart Zola, PhD
ADRC Co-Director
Biography
Publications

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

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.

Education Core

Kenneth Hepburn, PhD
Education Core Leader
Biography
Publications

Ken Hepburn, PhD, Director of the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Education Core, is a gerontologist who is a Professor in Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.  His area of special interest for the past thirty years has been the development and testing of materials and programs designed to help persons caring for family members with Alzheimer’s.

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

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
Neurologist
Biography
Publications

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
Publications

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.

Monica Parker, MD
Primary Care
Biography

Monica W. Parker, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and Education Core Member of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Emory University.  She frequently speaks to civic and church groups about aging successfully and maintaining your brain’s health. Dr. Parker has played an integral part in leading research projects to test caregiver education programs that have been supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Larry Tune, MD
Psychiatrist
Biography
Publications

Larry Tune, M.D., Professor, is a board-certified Geriatric Psychiatrist. Dr. Tune trained at Johns Hopkins University, and his research interests focus on behavioral and psychotic symptoms in Alzheimer's disease and other dementing disorders.

Carolyn Clevenger, DNP, GNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Biography
Publications

Cornelya Dorbin, MPA
Outreach Director

Cornelya Dorbin is a public administration executive who manages special projects, marketing and outreach initiatives within the Emory ADRC.  She is deeply engaged in a range of efforts that foster exceptional program delivery and stakeholder engagement with patients, families and the general public.

Natalie DiSantis, JD
Outreach Director

Natalie DiSantis is a health care attorney with extensive experience in community outreach, education and advocacy.  As a member of the Education Core, she coordinates a broad range of programs and events to connect community members to research activities at the ADRC.

Patricia Griffiths, PhD

Dr. Patricia C. Griffiths is a Gerontologist and Health Research Scientist at the Atlanta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Rehabilitation Research and Development Center for Visual and Neural Rehabilitation.

Clinical Core

James Lah, MD, PhD
Clinical Core Leader
Biography
Publications

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
Biography
Publications

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
Publications

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
Neurologist
Biography
Publications

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
Publications

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.

Monica Parker, MD
Primary Care
Biography

Monica W. Parker, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and Education Core Member of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Emory University.  She frequently speaks to civic and church groups about aging successfully and maintaining your brain’s health. Dr. Parker has played an integral part in leading research projects to test caregiver education programs that have been supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Larry Tune, MD
Psychiatrist
Biography
Publications

Larry Tune, M.D., Professor, is a board-certified Geriatric Psychiatrist. Dr. Tune trained at Johns Hopkins University, and his research interests focus on behavioral and psychotic symptoms in Alzheimer's disease and other dementing disorders.

Andrea Kippels, MSN, BSN
Nurse Practitioner

Andrea Kippels, MSN, BSN is a research and clinical nurse specialist with experience in care, management, education and support for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. She coordinates clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease.

Neuropathology Core

Jonathan Glass, MD
Neruopathology Core Leader
Biography
Publications

Marla Gearing, PhD
Neuropathology Core Co-Leader
Biography
Publications

Daniel Brat, MD, PhD
Neuropathologist
Biography
Publications

Brian Ciliax, PhD
Neuroscientist
Biography
Publications

Stephen Hunter, MD
Neuropathologist
Biography
Publications

Deborah Cooper
Biography

Data Management Core

Kyle Steenland, PhD
Data Core Leader
Biography
Publications

John Hanfelt, PhD
Data Core Co-Leader
Biography
Publications