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Joshua Grill

Director of the Institute for Memory Impairments and Nerological Disorders at UCI

Joshua Grill directs a major Alzheimer's disease research institute helps lead the national strategy for AD clinical trial recruitment.

Areas of Expertise

  • Neuroscience
  • Clinical Trials
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Recruitment and Retention


Dr. Grill has been the recipient of the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center Junior Investigator Award, the Alzheimer’s Association Turken Research Prize, the Community Spirit Award from OPICA Adult Day Services, and the P. Gene and Elaine Smith Term Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Research. He has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Hartford Foundation, the BrightFocus Foundation, the American Federation for Aging Research, and the University of California. He is the co-leader of the Recruitment Unit and the Internal Ethics Committee for the NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial Consortium. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Maria Shriver’s Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and for Lauren Rogen Miller and Seth Rogan's HfC. In 2017, he co-chaired a workgroup as part of the NIH’s Inclusion Across the Lifespan workshop, a congressional mandate in the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255). He was part of a working group sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association charged with creating a national strategy for recruitment to Alzheimer’s disease clinical research.


Watch on YouTube: Maximizing Healthy Brain Aging- Joshua Grill, PhD & Ruobing Li, MAWatch on YouTube: Research-Promising Therapies for Dementia Patients | Joshua D. Grill, PhD - UCLA HealthWatch on YouTube: UCI C2C Registry - Joshua Grill, PhDListen on Podchaser: The latest about Alzheimer's disease


Wake Forest University School of Medicine

PhD, Neuroscience, 2004


  • Community Spirit Award
  • Junior Investigator Award
  • Turken Research Prize
  • P. Gene and Elaine Smith Term Chair