Aging Center Leadership and Administration

Faculty Directors

Whitson portrait

   Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS

   Aging Center Director

   Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics), Ophthalmology, Neurology,
   and Head & Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences

   Co-Director of Duke-UNC Alzheimer's Disease Research Center



Tyson Brown portrait   Tyson Brown, PhD

   Associate Scientific Director for Social Sciences

   Associate Professor of Sociology




Leadership Team

Sara Patillo, MSHS, CCRP, PMP - Director of Administration & Operations 

Emily Herbert, MNM - Director of Programs & Communications

Trish McMillan - Business Manager


Administrative Staff

Michelle Cooley - Administrative Coordinator

Todd Lewis - Staff Assistant - phone: 919-660-7502

Kikiwana Mack - Staff Assistant, Assistant to Dr. Whitson - phone: 919-660-7500


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