Advisory Group
NAB - Nutrition Advisory Board
Languages
English
Universities
UCLA
Degree(s)
Medical Doctor
Professional Association Memberships
Global Council on Brain Health
AARP Scientific Advisory Board
Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Innovation Advisory Council
Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
American College of Psychiatrists
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
American Psychiatric Association
Special Focus
Behavior Change
Brain Health
Coaching
Fitness
General Nutrition
Leadership
Memory
Bio

Gary Small, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Bio behavioral Sciences, the Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA*, Director of the UCLA* Longevity Center, and Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Division at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior.  Dr. Small's team has developed brain imaging technologies that detect the first signs of Alzheimer's disease years before patients show symptoms.

In addition to testing medicines for delaying the onset of Alzheimer's disease, Dr. Small has developed healthy aging lifestyle and memory training programs that are available throughout the U.S. in senior centers, community hospitals, and assisted living facilities.Dr. Small has authored over400 scientific works and received numerous awards and honors, including the American College of Psychiatrist’s Research Award in Geriatric Psychiatry, and the American Psychiatric Association’sWeinberg Award for Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry. He is the Immediate Past President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Scientific American magazine named him one of the world’s top 50 innovators in science and technology.  He is the author of eight popular books, including TheNew York Times bestseller, The Memory Bible, and his most recent book, SNAP! Change Your Personality in 30 Days.

* The University of California as a matter of policy does not endorse specific products or services. Small's credentials are for identification purposes only.

Hobbies

Tennis, movies, enjoying the beach, hiking, music

Fun Fact
I actually practice what I preach -- daily aerobic exercise, strength training 3 times a week, daily meditation, and mental stimulation (crosswords, Sudoku, etc.) for better brain health.