Study Leadership | Richard Kuerston

Richard Kuerston, DBA, MBA
Emory Healthy Aging Study Program Director

Richard serves as Program Director and Division Administrator for Cognitive Neurology. He is responsible for daily leadership and financial oversight of the cognitive neurology program, which includes more than 80 clinical and research professionals in the Cognitive Neurology clinic, the Integrated Memory Care Center (IMCC), the Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Georgia Memory Net program, the cognitive neurology clinical trials program, and facilities such as the Alzheimer’s Clinical Research Unit and Cognitive Neurology’s research-dedicated MRI suite. He is also responsible for the establishment and execution of divisional strategy through the alignment of faculty vision, the support of external stakeholders, and institutional priorities. Richard also serves on the Emory Brain Health Center administrative leadership team, the BHC research committee, and the Emory IRB.

A member of the Emory community since 2010, Richard has spent his entire career in nonprofit administration. He holds a BSBA (Management) from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, an MBA (Finance, Marketing) from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and a DBA from the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida, where his research focused on the cognitive impact of deviant behaviors.

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