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Meryl Comer

Meryl Comer

President & CEO, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative

Meryl Comer is President and CEO of Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative, which promotes early diagnosis, virtual innovation challenges, m-health technologies and national public service campaigns.

A co-founder of Women Against Alzheimer’s and founding partner of The Global Alliance on Women’s Brain Health, she has provided testimony and served on the bi-partisan Alzheimer’s Study Group, charged with presenting a National Strategic Plan to the U.S. Congress in March 2009. In 2012, she led the formation of the 21st Century BrainTrust®, a non-profit partnership to advance mobile health technologies and brain health. Comer is also co-principal investigator for the PCORI Alzheimer’s Patient/Caregiver Research Network in partnership with the Mayo Clinic, UCSF’s Brain Health Registry, and USAgainstAlzheimer’s Networks.

A former veteran broadcast journalist, Comer’s New York Times bestseller, Slow Dancing with a Stranger supports Alzheimer’s research.