Luca Pisterzi, PhD

Program Manager, Toronto Dementia Research Alliance

    Luca is the Program Manager for the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance (TDRA), a collaborative among 5 Toronto hospitals and the University of Toronto that seeks to embed research into care to better understand the causes, management and possible treatments for dementia. In this role, he provides strategic and operational support to research initiatives led by the TDRA, which include a database that captures harmonized cognitive and demographic data on up to 2500 persons per year, as well as two Health Canada-regulated studies. Previously he was the Program Manager for the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, Canada’s largest population health cohort, and prior to that a Program Lead in Informatics and Analytics at the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), where he managed the privacy and data governance initiatives for Brain-CODE, OBI’s informatics platform. Luca was named an Ambassador of the Privacy by Design program developed by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario in 2014. He received his PhD in biophysics and molecular pharmacology from the Leslie L. Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto in 2012