About Claudia Kawas
Claudia Kawas, M.D., is a geriatric neurologist and researcher in the areas of aging and dementia. Her work is concentrated on the epidemiology of aging and Alzheimer's disease, the determinants of successful aging and most recently, studies in cognitive and functional abilities of those over 90 years old. After 15 years on the faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Kawas moved to the University of California, Irvine in 2000, where she is the Al and Trish Nichols Chair in Clinical Neuroscience and Professor of Neurobiology & Behavior and Neurology.
Dr. Kawas serves on committees for the National Institutes of Health and the Scientific Advisory Board of several organizations, including the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the National Alzheimer’s Association and the United States Food & Drug Administration. She has published more than 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and has worked on numerous longitudinal studies of aging and dementia, most recently The 90+ Study, a population based sample of more than 1,600 people aged 90 years and older.