Speaker's BiographyJeffrey Cummings
Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas
Jeffrey Cummings is director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, a clinical care, translational research and clinical trials enterprise specializing in the care of patients with neurocognitive deficits and development of therapies for neurodegenerative disorders. Cummings' expertise covers clinical trial design and analysis, global trial implementation and trial outcome measures. He developed the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI), the most commonly used tool for clinical trials characterizing behavioral disturbances in dementia syndromes. Cummings completed his neurology residency and a fellowship in behavioral neurology at Boston University, followed by a research fellowship in neuropathology and neuropsychiatry at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London. Cummings was formerly a professor of neurology and psychiatry at UCLA, where he directed the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research, and the Deane F. Johnson Center for Neurotherapeutics. He has authored or edited more than 30 books and published 600 peer-reviewed papers.