Advancing the knowledge of aging brains to enhance lives and outcomes

Enabling longer, better lives through a better understanding of how aging brains work.

Our mission is to better understand how the aging brain works and design treatments and prevention plans that will result in longer, better lives. Our transdisciplinary approach to clinical research, clinical care, education and training, and community outreach can make a significant positive impact on the lives of individuals and families living in South Florida and beyond.

Our Team

Our mission is to better understand how the aging brain works and design treatments and prevention plans that will result in longer, better lives. Our transdisciplinary approach to clinical research, clinical care, education and training, and community outreach can make a significant positive impact on the lives of individuals and families living in South Florida and beyond.

James E. Galvin, MD, MPH

Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry & Behavioral SciencesDirector, Comprehe…

Stephanie Chrisphonte, MD

Research Assistant Professor of NeurologyAssociate Director for Operations

Magdalena I. Tolea, PhD, MS, MA

Research Assistant Professor of NeurologyAssociate Director of Research

Keri Greenfield,MSN,AGPCNP,NP-C

Nurse Practitioner of Neurology

Marcia Walker, ARNP, FNP-BC

Research Nurse Practitioner

Michael J. Kleiman, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Research

Amie Rosenfeld, DPT, PT

Doctor of Physical Therapy Assistant Director for Education and Training

Iris R. Cohen, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Community Outreach Coordinator

Conor Bridges Galvin

Research Assistant

Shanell Disla, MSc, CCRP

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Claudia Patricia Moore, BA, CCRP

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Mary Lou Riccio, MEd, RN

Research Nurse Coordinator

Sarah Getz, PhD

Instructor of Neurology

Gabrielle Tacher, BA

Administrative Assistant

Adolfo M. Henriquez, MEd

Clinical Research Coordinator

Mahesh Joshi, PhD

Associate Scientist/Manager of Biorespository

Nicole Mendez, MSN, FNP

Research Nurse Practitioner

E. Valerie Daniel, PhD, MPH

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Ciny John, PhD

Project Manager

Gregory Gibbs, MA

Data Manager

Simone Camacho, BS

Research Associate

Lilah M. Besser, PhD, MSPH

Research Assistant Professor

Rebecca Smither, MS, CHES

Outreach, Recruitment, and Engagement Coordinator

Monica A. Sonnenberg, MD, MHA

Research Clinician

Reem Ezzeddine, MD

Research Associate

Deirdre O’Shea, PhD

Instructor of Neurology

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Current Grants

A comprehensive, customized focus on prevention and health, rather than disease, is at the heart of our work at the CCBH. We’re on a mission to better understand how the aging brain works and design treatments and prevention plans that will result in longer, better lives. Through comprehensive research, clinical care, outreach, education, and training, we seek to prevent or delay the onset of these devastating diseases by 50 percent, curbing the suffering of hundreds of thousands of Americans. Here is an inventory of our current grant portfolio

Sustain our mission to enhance lives and outcomes through brain research

You can become part of the CCBH family by supporting our research and clinical programs through gifts, grants, and endowments. This can include endowing a professorship, supporting a research fellow, contributing the purchase of research equipment, funding a pilot study, or naming rights