Cohort 
2017

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.

Current Work

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.

Personal Hero

Her father, grandparents, and husband

Words of Strength

Providing purpose for brain health optimization

Vision

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.

Strategy

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.

Motivation

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.

Education & Experience

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.

Awards & Honors

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

Southern Gerontological Society
2019
Best Practices Award, Memory Matters
Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's Society and Global Brain Health Institute
2019
Pilot Award for Global Brain Health Leaders
Greater Cleveland YWCA
2018
Distinguished Young Woman Award,
American Society on Aging
2017
Mind Alert Award, Center 4 Brain Health
Crain’s Cleveland Business
2017
40 Under Forty Award
The Cleveland Professional Twenty-Thirty Club
2017
Movers & Shakers Award
Mather Lifeways Institute on Aging
2016
Promising Practices Award, Center 4 Brain Health
International Council on Active Aging
2016
Innovator Award, Center 4 Brain Health
American Society on Aging
2015
Leadership Institute
A Place for Mom
2014
Senior Care Innovation Scholarship Finalist
The Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education
2013
Outstanding Student Recognition Award
The International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity
2012
Student Presenter Award
Area Agency on Aging 10B
2011
Scholarship Award Recipient
Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education
2008
The Arnedia Smith Best Undergraduate Paper of the Year

Podcasts

Atlantic Fellows Conversations

Krystal Culler: Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health

Will Gather Podcast

Why Brain Health Matters

February 3, 2021

The 1% Podcast

Dr. Krystal Culler: Optimising Your Brain Health and Wellness

October 14, 2020

Boomer Living

Krystal L. Culler – Caring for Your Brain and Your Body Across the Lifespan

October 1, 2020

Brain Health With Dr. Jardin

The First Step on the Brain Health Journey: With Krystal Culler

October 1, 2020