Susan Peschin, MHS, is president and CEO at the Alliance for Aging Research. Founded in 1986, the Alliance is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering medical research to improve aging and health. Since 2012, Ms. Peschin has continued to build on the Alliance’s reputation as a forward-thinking public policy and health education organization and has led efforts to: boost older adult immunization rates; increase NIH Alzheimer’s disease and aging research funding; raise awareness of geriatric cardiac issues; develop a senior patient and family caregiver research engagement network; and co-organize a first-ever NIH geroscience summit. Ms. Peschin participates in major industry and policy symposiums around the country each year and has published opinion pieces in news outlets nationwide.
Prior to her work at the Alliance, Ms. Peschin worked at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America where she guided the “detection of any cognitive impairment” provision in the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit. She worked for more than 10 years in gun control, and successfully led a coalition of organizations to advocate for the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban. Ms. Peschin currently serves on the Board of Heart Valve Voice U.S.; on the National Advisory Council for the National Institute on Aging at the NIH; and as a member of the Lifespan Domain Task Force for the Clinical & Translational Science Award program, funded by NCATS at the NIH. Ms. Peschin earned a B.A. in Sociology from Brandeis University, and a M.H.S. degree in Health Policy from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.