Dr. Dean M. Hartley

Dr. Dean M. Hartley is Director of Science Initiatives at the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org. He has a leadership role in the development of the Association’s research and scientific initiatives and communicating its goals and achievements to many audiences. Before joining the Association, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences and conducted research at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Prior to this, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and conducted research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. He’s authored numerous publications in top scientific journals on mechanisms thought to cause neurons to become dysfunctional or die in diseases such as epilepsy, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. He completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Departments of Medicine, Genetics, and Neurology at Harvard Medical School after completing his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Stanford University in 1991.