Meet the Team – ASSIST Study

Meet the Team

The study team has expertise in administering and conducting neuropsychological and epidemiological research.


Dr. Simon Collinson

Chief Science Officer at Savonix Inc, Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Kimberly Ann Dukes

Research Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Boston University, Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Mylea Charvat

CEO and Founder, Savonix, Adjunct
Professor of Health Informatics, University of San Francisco

Steering Committee

Sandro Galea MD, MPH, DrPH

Professor of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor

Professor Christopher Chen

Director of the Memory Aging and Cognition Centre at the National University, Health System Associate Professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Dr. Shawn Watson

CEO Senescence Life Sciences, SME Committee Chair, Canada-ASEAN Business Council

Atsushi Iwata

Associate Professor
University of Tokyo

Study Partners

Women’s Against Alzheimer’s Movement

The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness about women’s increased risk for Alzheimer’s and educating the public about lifestyle changes they can make to protect their brain health.


UsAgainstAlzheimer's shares the ASSIST Study's goal of driving improved pre-clinical risk determination and prediction of Alzheimer’s and other dementias in all communities.

The Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s

To promote understanding of Alzheimer's among youth and young adults by providing opportunities to help those affected by the disease.