UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Appoints Vivian Vasallo as Vice President for Early Detection

Washington, DC (April 16, 2024) — UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is pleased to announce the appointment of Vivian Vasallo as Vice President of Early Detection.

In this role, Vasallo will lead and manage the efforts at UsAgainstAlzheimer’s to identify Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages. By focusing on early detection, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is working to improve diagnosis rates and change the health system that fails to diagnose people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias about half the time; and diagnoses Black and Latino Americans at later stages.

Vasallo brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role, having previously served as
Managing Director at Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging and Vice President at the AARP Foundation, among other leadership roles. With a proven track record of leading health-related initiatives and her commitment to advancing Alzheimer’s research and advocacy, Vasallo is well-positioned to take the impact of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s early detection efforts to the next level.

"Vivian is an exceptional leader with a passion for ending Alzheimer’s and we are so happy to have her join our team,” said Russ Paulsen, Chief Operating Officer of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s. “Early detection plays a critical role in treating the disease and slowing its progress. UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is proud of the work we have done in this area so far and we’re excited to build on our success under Vivian’s leadership.”

“I have always been passionate about healthy aging and ensuring that communities have equitable access to care,” said Vasallo. “The next few years will be transformative in the fight against Alzheimer’s and I am excited to collaborate with our health system and partners to ensure that we bring and expand solutions for early detection and diagnosis.”

Vasallo holds a Master of Arts from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Arts from American University’s School of International Service.