BEAD

Optimizing the Aging Brain? Situating Ethical Aspects in Dementia Prevention

Our interdisciplinary research team consists of medical philosophers, (bio-)ethicists, sociologists, and anthropologists from Germany, Canada, and Switzerland. Further, the research team is counseled by an international advisory board

Research team


Silke Schicktanz
Principal investigator & project coordination
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Annette Leibing
Principal investigator & lead of Canadian sub-project
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Alessandro Blasimme
Principal investigator & lead of Swiss sub-project
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Shingo Segawa
Scientific researcher & project coordination
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Niklas Petersen
Scientific researcher & PhD candidate
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Cynthia Lazzaroni
Research assistant
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Mattia Andreoletti
Research assistant
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Jana Wegehöft
Research assistant
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International advisory board


José A. Morais: Geriatric medicine, McGill University, CA & Co-director of the Quebec Network for Research on Aging

Melissa Park: Occupational health, McGill University, CA

Robert P. Friedland: Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, USA

CREGéS (Centre de recherche et d’expertise en gérontologie sociale), Montreal, CA

Bettina Papenburg: Media-Cultural Studies, University of Freiburg, GER

The Kuratorium Deutsche Altershilfe (German Society of the Aged) and the German Network of regional offices in ageing, care and dementia

Marco Canevelli: Neurologist, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Christoph Nabholz: Swiss Re institute – Life & Behavior division