Dr. Susan Schultz, Co-Director

Susan Schultz ,

Director, Center on Aging
Director, Aging Mind and Brain Initiative
Director, Geriatric Education Center
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Vice-Chair for Clinical Translation
Department of Psychiatry

Susan K. Schultz, M.D., is the Director of the Aging Mind and Brain Initiative.  She is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Vice-Chair for Clinical Translation, and Director of the Iowa Geriatric Education Center. She is the President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has board qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine.  She joined the University of Iowa faculty in 1995 after completing a research fellowship in the Neurobiology of Psychosis.  She serves on NIH study sections, the FDA Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee,  the Editorial Board of the American Psychiatric Publishing (APPI) and she is a deputy editor for the American Journal of Psychiatry.    Her present research involves studying the brain changes seen in Alzheimer’s disease through brain imaging and other biological markers, including pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease.  She has conducted PET and MRI neuroimaging research and experimental treatment studies for Alzheimer’s disease through collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS).