Dr. Teresa Radebaugh, Director of the Regional Institute on Aging, is a psychiatric epidemiologist trained at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. She spent many years in federal government service at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her last position at NIH was Director, Division of Extramural Research, National Institute of Nursing Research, in which she had responsibility for the scientific program and review activities of the Institute. Prior to that, she served as the Chief, Dementias of Aging Branch, Neuroscience and Neuropsychology of Aging Program, National Institute on Aging. The Dementias of Aging Branch is responsible for the development and management of most of the extramural research on Alzheimer's disease funded by the National Institute on Aging, including the nationally prominent Alzheimer's disease Research Centers program. After leaving NIH, Dr. Radebaugh, with Dr. Zaven Khachaturian, provided consulting services to universities, pharmaceutical companies, private health voluntary organizations and foundations for the development of clinical and basic research programs. Dr. Radebaugh also has substantial experience in other major aging-related areas, including falls and hip fractures, osteoporosis and urinary incontinence. Drs. Radebaugh and Khachaturian edited a comprehensive volume on Alzheimer's disease, written for primary care providers, covering the topics of etiology, diagnosis, treatment and care. Dr. Radebaugh has also published a number of scientific papers, as well as material for the general press on Alzheimer's disease. In 2009, Dr. Radebaugh was named the first Carl and Rozina Cassat Professor in Aging at WSU.