Tia Powell, MD, is Director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics and of the Einstein Cardozo Master of Science in Bioethics program. She is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Division of Bioethics, and Clinical Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her expertise includes bioethics aspects of public policy, dementia, LGBT issues, clinical consultation, education and public health disasters. She served four years as Executive Director of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, New York State’s bioethics commission. In that capacity, she cochaired a New York State 2007 workgroup that devised ethical and clinical guidance for allocating ventilators in an influenza pandemic. She worked with the National Academies of Medicine on several project and currently chairs the Decadal Survey of Behavioral and Social Science Research on Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease-Related Dementias, which will make recommendations for the next decade of Alzheimers' disease research. Dr. Powell graduated magna cum laude from Harvard-Radcliffe College. At Yale Medical School she was inducted into the AOA honor medical society and earned the Parker Prize, Yale’s highest award for a graduating medical student. She completed her internship, psychiatric residency and Consultation-Liaison fellowship at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is a board certified psychiatrist and Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the American Psychiatric Association.