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



Maria Marquine PhD   Maria Marquine, PhD

   Associate Scientific Director for Research Career Development

   Faculty, Division of Geriatric Medicine



Leadership Team

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

Trish McMillan - Business Manager


Administrative Staff

Michelle Cooley - Administrative Coordinator

Sandra Arizmendi - Assistant to Dr. Whitson - phone: 919-660-7500

Laura Ocasio - Staff Assistant


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