Comprehensive Center for Brain Health
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-0164

Dr. James Galvin

James Galvin, MD, MPHJames E. Galvin, MD, MPH is the Director and Founder of the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health. He is Professor of Integrated Medical Sciences and Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University. He is also Professor of Nursing and Medical Director of the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University. A Board-Certified Neurologist, Dr. Galvin has authored over 200 scientific publications, 25 book chapters, and 3 textbooks on healthy brain aging, cognitive health, memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body dementia, and related disorders. Dr Galvin created and serves and the Medical Director of the Clinical Translational Research Unit (CTRU), a 7200 square feet of state-of-the-art research space specifically designed to conduct clinical trials, longitudinal studies, and patient-oriented research projects. Dr. Galvin’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, Florida Department of Health, and numerous Private and Family Foundations.

Dr. Galvin has unique expertise in psychometric theory and instrument development and holds 11 copyrights for novel cognitive, functional, and behavioral screening tests, many created with support from NIH grants. He leads efforts to develop culturally-sensitive methods of detecting cognitive impairment in older adults and translating these efforts in different settings in the United States (inner city, rural, linguistically isolated) and multinational efforts across the globe.

Dr. Galvin serves on numerous advisory boards including: the Health Disparities and Lewy Body Dementia Workgroups for the Alzheimer Disease-Related Disorders Summit, the National Institute of Aging Alzheimer Disease Program Strategic Planning Panel, and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)/American Psychiatric Association (APA) Dementia Update Measure Development Work Group. He served on External Advisory Committees for seven NIA-funded Alzheimer Disease Center (ADC) Programs, chaired the workgroup creating the Lewy Body Dementia module for the ADC Program, and serves on workgroups to modernize and update the Uniform Data Set (UDS) for the ADC Program.


B.A. Chemistry – New York University
M.S. Nutrition – Rutgers University
M.D. Medicine – Rutgers University
M.P.H. Epidemiology – Saint Louis University


Internship (Internal Medicine) – Hackensack University Medical Center
Residency (Neurology) – Thomas Jefferson University
Chief Residency (Neurology) – Hahnemann University
Fellowship (Experimental Neuropathology) – University of Pennsylvania

Academic Appointments

1997-2000: Hahnemann University
2000-2010: Washington University in St Louis
2010-2015: New York University
2015-present: Florida Atlantic University

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