Research Programs

Our nonprofit mission is to make a difference to patients with age-related disorders.

Our team of researchers work in state-of-the-art laboratories to team up with scientists around the world to develop treatments for a wide range of disorders.

Our research programs include:

Our Research Team

  • Alireza Atri, MD, PhD, Banner Sun Health Research Institute director
  • Tom Beach, MD, PhD - Director & Senior Scientist
  • Christine Belden, PsyD - Director of Neuropsychology
  • David Shprecher, DO, MS - Cleo Roberts Movement Disorders Center director
  • Bryan Spann, DO - Physician Dementia Specialist
  • Marina Reade, DNP, FNP - Nurse Practitioner
  • Teresa Burks, FNP – Nurse Practitioner 
  • Lori Nisson, LCSW – Family & Community Services director
  • Tessa Sweepe, LCSW – Social Worker