About NACC

The National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center was established in 1999 by the National Institute on Aging/NIH to facilitate collaborative research. Using data collected from NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers (ADRCs) across the United States, NACC has developed and maintains a large relational database of standardized clinical and neuropathological research data. In partnership with the Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC), the National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (NCRAD), and the NIA Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS), NACC provides a valuable resource for both exploratory and explanatory Alzheimer's disease research. NACC data are freely available to all researchers.

NACC is located in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington in Seattle and funded by NIA/NIH cooperative grant U01 AG016976.

The ADRC program

The National Institute on Aging/NIH currently funds approximately 30 ADRCs across the United States. The Centers work to translate research advances into improved diagnosis and care and find ways to treat and possibly prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Each has its own research focus and recruitment protocol. However, the Centers are all required to involve their entire clinic enrollment in the Uniform Data Set (UDS) study and submit these data to NACC.

The Centers are organized in "cores" (Administrative; Clinical; Data Management & Statistics; Neuropathology; Outreach, Recruitment and Education; and Biomarker) and "components" (Research Education Component).

For more information on the ADRC Program, please visit the NIA website.

NACC relationships with ADRCs, SCAN, NCRAD, ADGC & NIAGADs, NACC and investigators

NACC staff

Administrative group

Walter A. Kukull, PhD
  • Walter A. Kukull, PhD
  • He/Him
  • Principal Investigator/Director
  • Professor, Epidemiology
  • (206) 543-4560, (206) 616-1765
  • kukull@uw.edu
Kari A. Stephens, PhD
  • Kari A. Stephens, PhD
  • She/Her
  • Deputy Director
  • Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Research Informatics, Department of Family Medicine
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
  • (206) 221-0349
  • kstephen@uw.edu
Rado Lee
  • Rado Lee
  • She/Her
  • Manager of Program Operations
  • (206) 616-6264
  • radolee@uw.edu
Amy Young
  • Amy Young
  • She/Her
  • Public Information Specialist
  • (206) 708-5528
  • ayoung1@uw.edu
Hannah Rosentreter
  • Hannah Rosentreter
  • She/Her
  • Program Operations Specialist
  • (715) 338-9517
  • hanrose3@uw.edu

Research and consulting group

Charles Mock, MD, PhD, FACS
  • Charles Mock, MD, PhD, FACS
  • He/Him
  • Associate Director and Epidemiologist
  • Professor, Epidemiology
  • Global Health, Surgery
  • (206) 543-6944
  • cmock@uw.edu
X.H. Andrew Zhou, PhD
  • X.H. Andrew Zhou, PhD
  • Associate Director and Biostatistician
  • Professor, Biostatistics
  • (206) 543-8634
  • azhou@uw.edu
W.T. Longstreth, Jr., MD, MPH
  • W.T. Longstreth, Jr., MD, MPH
  • He/Him
  • Co-investigator and Neurologist
  • Professor, Neurology
  • (206) 221-3251
  • wl@uw.edu
Dean K. Shibata, MD
  • Dean K. Shibata, MD
  • He/Him
  • Co-investigator and Radiologist
  • Professor, Radiology
  • (206) 543-8637
  • shibatad@uw.edu
Kwun Chuen Gary Chan, PhD
  • Kwun Chuen Gary Chan, PhD
  • He/Him
  • Associate Director
  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics
  • (206) 685-9177
  • kcgchan@uw.edu
Yen-Chi Chen, PhD
  • Yen-Chi Chen, PhD
  • Co-investigator and Statistician
  • Assistant Professor, Statistics
  • (206) 543-6944
  • yenchic@uw.edu
Merilee A. Teylan, MPA, MPH
  • Merilee A. Teylan, MPA, MPH
  • She/They
  • Research & Consulting Manager
  • (206) 616-6208
  • mateylan@uw.edu
Kathryn Gauthreaux, MS
  • Kathryn Gauthreaux, MS
  • She/Her
  • Research Scientist
  • (206) 616-5647
  • kgaut@uw.edu
Zack Miller, BS
  • Zack Miller, BS
  • He/Him
  • Research Consultant
  • (206) 616-6263
  • zmiller3@uw.edu
Jessica Culhane, MS
  • Jessica Culhane, MS
  • She/Her
  • Research Scientist
  • (206) 616-0254
  • culhane@uw.edu

Data and computing group

Sean Mooney, PhD
  • Sean Mooney, PhD
  • He/Him
  • Associate Director
  • Chief Research Information Officer, UW Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education
  • (206) 685-0249
  • sdmooney@uw.edu
Kelly Carter, BS
  • Kelly Carter, BS
  • They/Them
  • Lead Software Engineer
  • (206) 543-8641
  • kmcarter@uw.edu
George Thomas, MS
  • George Thomas, MS
  • He/Him
  • Software Engineer
  • (206) 543-8623
  • gcthomas@uw.edu
Zach Stark, BBA
  • Zach Stark, BBA
  • He/Him
  • Software Engineer
  • (206) 616-7414
  • zstark@uw.edu
Karyn Vo, BS/BA
  • Karyn Vo, BS/BA
  • She/Her
  • Software Engineer
  • (206) 616-6843
  • kbvo@uw.edu
Carolyn Greenough
  • Carolyn Greenough
  • She/Her
  • Web Developer
  • (206) 685-5560
  • cvelez@uw.edu
Joylee Wu, MS
  • Joylee Wu, MS
  • She/Her
  • Database Administrator
  • (206) 616-9457
  • joyleewu@uw.edu
Janene Hubbard, BS
  • Janene Hubbard, BS
  • She/Her
  • Research Consultant
  • (206) 543-6724
  • janene@uw.edu

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NACC is funded by the National Institute on Aging (U01 AG016976) and located in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health, Walter A. Kukull, Ph.D., Director. © 2021 University of Washington