Janice E. Knoefel MD, MPH is a neurologist and geriatrician with 40 years experience. Born and raised in Columbus Ohio, she graduated from Ohio State University School of Medicine and has trained in internal medicine, neurology, geriatric neurology and public health. She has been on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati, Boston University and at the University of New Mexico since 1996. She is Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Neurology. She participates in clinical care, teaching, and research. She is an expert in neurological diseases of aging, most importantly Alzheimer Disease and dementias of all types. She is the clinical director of the Center for Memory and Aging at UNM’s Clinical Neurosciences Center and is the Administrative Core co-director of the NM Alzheimer Disease Research Center. Since 2019, she has led UNM’s campus-wide Aging Grand Challenge initiative.