The goal of Pilot Core A (PCA) for Alzheimer’s disease/Alzheimer’s disease related dementias (AD/ADRD) is to use a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to identify, develop, refine, and disseminate promising technologies that have high potential to improve the health and wellbeing of older Americans living with AD/ADRD and/or their caregivers, with an emphasis on those that can mitigate current disparities in access and delivery of dementia care.

Core Leadership:

Quincy Samus, PhD

Quincy Samus, PhD

Director, Pilot A (AD/ADRC)
Pilot Core A Core Leaders
Najim Dehak, PhD

Najim Dehak, PhD

Co-Director, Pilot A (AD/ADRC)
Pilot Core A Core Leaders Engineering Resources
Esther Oh, MD, PhD

Esther Oh, MD, PhD

Co-Director, Pilot A (AD/ADRC)
Pilot Core A Core Leaders

Core Activities:

  • To develop an annual call and fund pilot studies focused on the application of AI and related technologies to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults with AD/ADRD and/or their caregivers
  • To ensure pilot projects are well-designed, timely and rigorous by providing intellectual leadership, oversight, and access to all JHU AITC core resources
  • To assist in the further development and translation of completed pilot projects into products that will benefit older adults with AD/ADRD and/or their caregivers
  • To expand the expertise and network of funded investigators focused on advancing dementia- related AI technologies