Dr. Angela Jefferson is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is a clinical neuropsychologist and her research interests focus on two major themes (1) understanding the intersection between vascular hemodynamics and the pathogenesis and clinical manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease for prevention targets, and (2) early detection of abnormal brain aging in older adults with prodromal symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. She has published more than 80 manuscripts and book chapters and is a reviewer for more than 20 academic journals with both Editorial Board and NIH study section service experiences. She is the recipient of multiple research awards at all training and career levels, including the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32), Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health Award (K12), Small Grant Program Award (R03), Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging (K23), Alzheimer’s Association National Research Award, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (T32), Research Project Grant Award (R01), and Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24). Dr. Jefferson has a long-standing commitment to professional education, including undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and faculty mentorship experiences.