Coronavirus Advisory Council
Meet the leading researchers, physicians and experts from epidemiology and immunology to gerontology, memory care, psychology, data science, naturopathy and senior living who are innovating and guiding our long-term COVID-19 response. Our vision is to stay ahead of this threat and others, and positively impact the lives and health span of our senior residents.
Charles Bernick, M.D., MPH,
University of Washington, UW Medicine
Dr. Charles Bernick has researched Alzheimer’s disease and treatments for 25 years. He serves as Clinical Professor in the University of Washington’s Department of Neurology, is Co-Investigator at the University of Washington’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and Director of the University of Washington’s Memory and Brain Wellness Center Clinical Trials.
Rebecca Conant, M.D.,
University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Rebecca Conant is a Clinical Professor at UCSF and a national leader in Housecall medicine. She completed her undergraduate work in Neurobiology at Harvard University and came to UCSF for her medical school training, including residency in the Primary Care Internal Medicine program and fellowship in Geriatrics.
Glenn Hammel, Ph.D.,
Dr. Glenn Hammel is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, specializing in geriatrics and forensics. His work has focused on explaining, in compassionate and common-sense terms, how the conditions of aging impact brain functioning, vulnerability to elder abuse, well-aging, and long-term care needs.
Joseph Pizzorno, ND,
Institute for Functional Medicine
Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a transformational leader in medicine. As founding president of Bastyr University in 1978, he coined the term “science-based natural medicine” which set the foundation for Bastyr to become the first accredited institution in this field anywhere in the world. This validated that medicine which promotes health rather than primarily disease treatment could be credibly taught, researched and practiced.
Joshua T. Schiffer, M.D., M.Sc.,
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Dr. Joshua Schiffer is an infectious diseases physician and scientist. His work focuses on mathematical modeling of HIV, herpes viruses, and other viruses that infect humans. Today, he also helps lead the latest COVID-19 research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch)
Eric Sievers, M.D.,
Dr. Eric Sievers currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for BioAtla and has over 25 years of clinical and translational biomedical research experience in multiple settings, including the biotechnology industry, hospital- and clinic-based clinical practice and academics.
Becky Su, L.Ac, M.D. (China),
Dr. Su was born in China and graduated from Harbin Medical University with a Medical Doctor degree in western medicine. Before coming to the United States, she practiced as a surgeon in the University Hospital in Harbin. She started her Traditional Chinese Medicine training while in medical school, which included TCM theory and herbology, and she has been practicing Chinese herbs ever since. After two years of further study and clinical training, she received her M.S. degree in acupuncture from Bastyr University.