P. Murali Doraiswamy
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Dr Murali Doraiswamy is an internationally recognized expert in brain/mind health and successful aging.  He served on the Executive Committee of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and directs a leading clinical trials unit that is focused on developing novel diagnostics, mobile self-health tools and therapeutics for enhancing emotional and cognitive wellbeing.  Dr Doraiswamy has been involved closely in the development of many of the leading treatments widely used today for disorders such as clinical depression and Alzheimer’s disease.  

Dr Doraiswamy is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London) and a Fellow of the American Neurological Association, and received a Special US Congressional Recognition for services to the community.  He has served as an advisor to leading businesses, government agencies and patient advocacy groups, and is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Councils.   

Professor Doraiswamy is a brain health advisor for Men's Health magazine and AARP Magazine, and served on the healthcare experts panel for the Wall Street Journal.  He is a co-author of a popular book, The Alzheimer's Action Plan.  Dr Doraiswamy's research has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, Oprah, Dr Oz Show, CBS Morning, Discovery, BBC, USA Today, NPR, and BBC.    

Dr Doraiswamy is also a leading expert in social neuroscience, a field which seeks to explores how brain research may be helpful for addressing some of society's major challenges. At the World Economic Forum's annual summer meeting in China, he co-facilitated a virtual reality film "Clouds Over Sidra" that allowed the audience to immerse into the life of a 12 year girl residing in a refugee camp - a deeply moving experience that may offer a new way to create empathy with a subject.     

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