Stanford ADRC Administrative Core

The Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) supports the National Alzheimer’s Project Act by serving as a shared resource to promote, enable, and enhance interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research on Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease related dementia. The Stanford ADRC strategy of deep phenotyping draws together multiple levels of biological data from individual volunteers with and without cognitive impairment, who are followed over time.  

The Administrative Core provides the administrative structure needed to direct and facilitate the Stanford ADRC mission. It establishes the overall scientific direction, provides a forum for planning, ensures optimal use of clinical and scientific resources, and assures compliance with institutional policies and those of the National Institutes of Health. The Administrative Core is led by Dr. Victor Henderson (ADRC director) and Katrin Andreasson (ADRC associate director).


Victor W. Henderson, MD, MS
Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health
Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
ADRC Director

Dr. Henderson directs the Stanford ADRC and co-directs the Stanford master degree program in epidemiology and clinical research. His research emphasizes risk factors for cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and therapeutic strategies to maintain and improve cognitive abilities affected by cognitive aging or dementia. Dr. Henderson obtained his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and master's degree in epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health. He trained at Duke University (internal medicine), Washington University (neurology), and Boston University (behavioral neurology). He has been a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, visiting professor at the University of Melbourne (Australia), and is Honorary Skou Professor at the University of Aarhus (Denmark). He has served in leadership roles concerned with late-life cognitive disorders (chair of the Geriatric Neurology Section of the American Academy of Neurology) and midlife cognitive health (president of the North American Menopause Society; general secretary of the International Menopause Society). He serves on editorial boards and scientific advisory boards, and he has authored more than 300 scientific articles and chapters.


Katrin Andreasson, MD
Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
ADRC Associate Director

Dr. Andreasson is Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, and is a neurologist who treats patients with dementia and who is also engaged in basic research in neurodegenerative disorders.  Dr. Andreasson received her M.D. degree at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, completed her residency in Neurology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and carried out her postdoctoral training in the Johns Hopkins Department of Neuroscience, where she began her research studies on the function of brain inflammation in development of neurodegenerative disease.    The objectives of her laboratory research are to identify specific inflammatory pathways that may be targeted to prevent and treat neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.  


Nusha Askari, PhD
ADRC Senior Administrator

Dr. Askari has extensive clinical research, teaching and administrative experience in neuropsychology and neuropsychiatry, with special focus on dementia. During the past two years, she has been actively engaged in research, education, and outreach efforts with caregivers of persons with chronic depression and dementia. These include caregiving psychoeducational facilitation programs and an equine guided support program, and she volunteers as a medical qigong instructor in an adult day program for persons with dementia and Parkinson’s disease. She is well versed in traditional mindfulness, meditation and healing practices and brings an East meets West integrative perspective to helping and healing. Dr. Askari is former professor and chair, department of Clinical Psychology & Gerontology (Notre Dame de Namur University). She has served on numerous research projects and chaired thesis and dissertation committees.  She speaks English, Farsi, Spanish and French. 

Elizabeth E. Hoyte, BS
ADRC Web Administrator

Elizabeth Hoyte, web administrator for the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, has worked at Stanford University for over 25 years. She manages websites at Stanford for the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, the Department of Neurosurgery, as well as over 30 neuroscience research labs in addition to social media for Neurology & Neurological Sciences. When not developing and managing websites and curating content for social media, she is raising two young boys with her husband in the beautiful state of Colorado.

Mike Jaime, BS
Financial Administrator

Mike has been at Stanford for 22 years and is responsible for the financial management of both the ADRC grant as well as department ADRC support.  Mike lives in Stockton, CA with his wife and younger son and has an older son in college.

Executive Committee

Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD
George E. and Lucy Becker Professor in Medicine and Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Administrative Core

Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD
D.H. Chen Professor II of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Administrative and Biomarker Cores

Jerome Yesavage, MD
Jared and Mae Tinklenberg Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and (by courtesy) of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Administrative Core

Maria Inmaculada Cobos Sillero MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Neuropathology Core

Kaci Fairchild, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Research Education Component

Michael Greicius, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences and (by courtesy) of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Imaging Core

Zihuai He, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences and of Medicine
Data Management & Statistics Core

Elizabeth Mormino, PhD
Assistant Professor (Research) of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Imaging Core

VJ Periyakoil, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Core

Kathleen Poston, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Research Education Component and Clinical Core

Birgitt Schüle, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Neuropathology Core

Sharon Sha, MD, MS
Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Clinical Core

Lu Tian, ScD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Data Science
Data Management & Statistics Core

Maya V. Yutsis, PhD, ABPP-CN
Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Clinical Core

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