Gary Small, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry and aging at UCLA, and director of the UCLA Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and the UCLA Longevity Center. He is co-inventor of the first brain imaging technology to detect physical evidence of Alzheimer’s disease in living people. His team’s research helped convince policy makers to expand health insurance coverage for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease using brain PET scans.
Scientific American magazine named Dr. Small one of the world’s top innovators in science and technology. He has authored more than 500 scientific works and six popular books including The Memory Bible. His forthcoming book, The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program, will be published in January 2012.