Mary S. Mittelman


Mary S. Mittelman is research professor of Psychiatry and Rehabilitative Medicine at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

Mittelman is also the director of the NYU Family Support Program, which was inaugurated in 2016 with funding from New York State to provide comprehensive services to family caregivers of people with dementia.

Trained in psychiatric epidemiology, professor Mittelman has been developing and evaluating psychosocial interventions for people with cognitive impairment and their family members for three decades.

The first ministerial WHO conference on global action against dementia in 2015 stated, "We need to invest more in research to develop a drug, but also to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and the support of their caregivers."

For complex challenges an interdisciplinary synthesis can be more important and more relevant than technical and disciplinary expertise. Global problems require an international synthesis.

Joost Van Meerbeeck

Co-Chair LIAS/LIAS Foundation