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."

The intention is to gather scientific insights about major societal challenges in LIAS on the basis of international and interdisciplinary consultation.

Luc Sels

Rector KU Leuven and Co-Chair LIAS Foundation