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Lindsay R. Chura, Ph.D.

Senior Policy and Research Advisor, AARP; Chief Scientific Officer, GCBH


Lindsay R. Chura joined AARP in 2015 to serve as Senior Policy and Research Advisor for AARP and the Chief Scientific Officer for the Global Council on Brain Health. She received her doctorate in Psychiatry from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar for her research that focused on structural neuroimaging of the brain. Prior to studying in the U.K., Lindsay was a Fulbright Scholar at a clinic in Australia, specializing in reproductive medicine. 

She was previously a Senior Policy Advisor to the British Ambassador in Washington, where she managed the international health and life science portfolio. At the embassy, Lindsay was actively engaged in G7 coordination activities surrounding the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, and in 2014 she led a Congressional delegation to the U.K., focused on aging and dementia research and care.

An alumna of Mount Holyoke College, she has published across a range of scientific domains, and has written for U.S. News & World Report as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Fellow. She enjoys engaging with schools and the wider community through science outreach activities.

Select Publications

Chura, L.R., Skufca, L. and Lock, S.L. (2016). Global Council on Brain Health: Advancing Understanding of Aging and Cognitive Health.  American Academy of Neurology Meeting.

Chura, L.R. and Lock, S.L. (2016) How the Global Council on Brain Health Will Tackle Behavior Change: Strategies for Promoting Well-Being Across the Lifespan.  Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. 


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