Blake K. Scanlon, Ph.D.

Director of Training and Education at the Stanford/VA Alzheimer’s Center.


Dr. Scanlon is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of Training and Education at the Stanford/VA California Alzheimer’s Disease Center. He is currently a Department of Veterans Affairs Career Development Awardee in the Sierra-Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center and Stanford/VA Aging Clinical Research Center where his work focuses on developing and evaluating low-cost, pragmatic and clinically translatable methods for improving management of neurodegenerative disease and dementia. Dr. Scanlon also serves as Chair of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) Dementia Committee and Co-Chair of the Department of Veterans Affairs VISN 21 Dementia Committee.

Dr. Scanlon provides consultation to patients and families at the Stanford/VA California Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Dr. Scanlon received his bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Miami. After concluding his clinical internship in Geropsychology/Neuropsychology at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), he completed fellowships in Aging and Dementia at Stanford University School of Medicine and VAPAHCS.

In his leisure time, Dr. Scanlon enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, exploring the California coast, and playing with his dogs.