Director of the Joseph Sagol Neuroscience Center | Sheba Medical School, Israel
Prof. Michal Beeri is a recognized world leader in the study of Alzheimer disease. She is the Director of the Joseph Sagol Neuroscience Center at the Sheba Medical Center, Israel and a Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY. Dr. Beeri has a BA in psychology and business administration and a direct Ph.D. in clinical psychology, all of which she finished cum laude. She has published over 150 peered reviewed publications, many in journals of the highest impact in the field. Her research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for over 15 years as well as by other prestigious organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association. The main focus of her work is identifying factors (such as diabetes and obesity) that are linked to the very earliest signs of cognitive decline, discovering the underlying brain changes that are affected by these factors, and developing interventions targeted at the very earliest stages of the disease, which she views as the optimal window of opportunity to prevent cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.