About Dr. Eric B. Larson

Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, is a leading expert in the science of healthy aging. Since 1986, he has led a large, longitudinal research program focused on delaying and preventing Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, and declines in memory and thinking. He is vice president for research and health care innovation for the Washington state region of Kaiser Permanente (formerly Group Health) and executive director of Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute. In addition, he is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine and of health services at the UW School of Public Health. He also maintains an internal-medicine practice, providing primary care to his patients since 1975. Before joining Group Health in 2002, Dr. Larson served as medical director for the UW Medical Center and associate dean for clinical affairs at its medical school from 1989 to 2002. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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About Joan DeClaire

Joan DeClaire is the communications director at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (formerly Group Health Research Institute) in Seattle, and the co-author of trade books on parenting and relationships. She has also written about health and psychology for several national consumer magazines.

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