Meet the 2021–22 Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health
A new group of emerging interprofessional leaders has joined a global movement to protect the world’s population from threats to brain health: the 2021–22 Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI).
Hailing from 18 countries spanning Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America—and various disciplines such as the arts and humanities, medicine, cognitive science, public health, education, advocacy, business and technology—the 28 fellows reflect a diverse range of geographies, expertise and life experiences.
“The Atlantic Fellows are increasingly making a global impact,” said Victor Valcour, executive director of GBHI. “Together we are part of an equity-based movement to change the world.”
The incoming cohort expands the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program’s geographic spread to include four new countries. The program now totals 174 fellows—current and alumni—from 46 countries across the globe.
Since 2016, the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program has trained a global community of emerging interprofessional leaders in brain health and dementia prevention through its 12-month residential program at both its founding sites at University of California, San Francisco and Trinity College Dublin.
“We are excited to welcome our new group of diverse fellows to Trinity and UCSF,” said Brian Lawlor, deputy executive director of GBHI. “Their contributions will be key to our efforts to advance brain health and dementia prevention in our communities and across the world.”
Through their work, fellows will address local and global inequities in brain health and dementia around the world at a policy and practice level, with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of people with dementia. On completion of their training, fellows join a lifelong catalytic community of seven Atlantic Fellows programs working to advance fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies.
Applications for 2022–23 cohort of Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health are open until September 30, 2021. Learn more and apply today.