Krystal Culler, DBH, MA
Founder & Creative Director, Virtual Brain Health Center
I envision a time when accurate information about brain health is more easily accessible.
Krystal is a Doctor of Behavioral Health and Social Gerontologist with a background in the behavioral sciences (psychology of aging, gerontology, and sociology). She has an unwavering commitment to promoting brain health equity to individuals of all ages and the communities she serves.
Her father, grandparents, and husband
Words of Strength
Providing purpose for brain health optimization
Krystal envisions a time when accurate information about brain health is more easily accessible to adults and information is not being siloed within behavioral health services, medical services, or community-based services. We need true wrap-around memory care collaboration and coordination.
As a social gerontologist, I help aging adults live active, vibrant lives through the development of innovative programs and creative service provision to support their optimal brain health and wellness goals across community-based settings to memory care. Brain health is for everyone.
Krystal has gained a global network of knowledgeable, motivated, and passionate professionals from a variety of backgrounds who she is able to collaborate with to generate ideas, problem-solve, bring projects to fruition, and design research-informed brain health services for adults/carers.
Brain health is ranked as a top health concern among adults and a growing number of adults report fearing a decline in their brain health in the future. There is a great interest in receiving reliable, research-informed information about brain health. It is never too early nor too late to embrace a brain-healthy habit. Lifelong brain health matters.
Krystal received her Doctor of Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. She holds a master's degree in Psychology of Adult Development and Aging and a graduate certificate in Gerontology from The University of Akron. She has 5 years- industry experience in Executive-level positions in health non-profit organizations and 15+ years working with individuals with brain health-related diagnoses, their families, and advocacy organizations.
Organizational Awards- (Received under leadership): -2019 Best Practices Award, Memory Matters | Southern Gerontological Society -2017 Mind Alert Award, Center 4 Brain Health | American Society on Aging -2016 Promising Practices Award, Center 4 Brain Health | Mather Lifeways Institute on -----Aging 2016 Innovator Award, Center 4 Brain Health | International Council on Active Aging Awards -Global Brain Health Leaders Award, 2019 | Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's Society and Global Brain Health Institute -Distinguished Young Woman Award, 2018 | Greater Cleveland YWCA -40 Under Forty Award, 2017 | Crain’s Cleveland Business -Movers & Shakers Award, 2017 | The Cleveland Professional Twenty-Thirty Club -Leadership Institute, 2015 | American Society on Aging -Senior Care Innovation Scholarship Finalist, 2014 | A Place for Mom -Outstanding Student Recognition Award, 2013 | The Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education -Student Presenter Award, 2012 | The International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity -Scholarship Award Recipient, 2011 | Area Agency on Aging 10B -The Arnedia Smith Best Undergraduate Paper of the Year, 2008 | Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education