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Dr. Paul Nussbaum

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Paul David Nussbaum, Ph.D., ABPP

  • National Director of Brain Health, Emeritus Senior Living

  • President and Founder: Brain Health Center, Inc. and Clinical Neuropsychologist

  • Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

  • International Leader on Brain Health Lifestyle

Dr. Nussbaum is a board-certified clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychology. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and American Academy of Clinical Psychology. Having earned Phi-Beta Kappa and his Doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona in 1991, Dr. Nussbaum completed his internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is an adjunct Professor in Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

He is the Founder and President of Brain Health Center, Inc. that integrates critical aspects of wellness with clinical approaches to provide a holistic approach to overall wellness and brain health. The Center serves to both educate and apply Dr. Nussbaum’s approach to wellness across the lifespan relying on his Brain Health Lifestyle ®. The Center works with individuals and companies, organizations, and schools across the world.

Dr. Nussbaum has 25 years’ experience in the care of older persons suffering dementia, head injury, and related neuropsychiatric disorders. An expert in neuroanatomy and human behavior, Dr. Nussbaum has published many peer reviewed articles, books, and chapters within the scientific community. He also serves on the editorial boards for several scientific and clinical journals.

Dr. Nussbaum is an international leader in the area of brain health lifestyle®. His books on brain health including his 2010 Save your Brain ( and named top five in brain fitness by AARP) is an easy to read and informative guide to increasing the health of your brain. Dr. Nussbaum educates the general public on the basics of the human brain and how to keep the brain healthy over the entire lifespan. He has presented his views on brain health at the United Nations, National Press Club, and CSPAN. His keynote presentations are both informative and fun and he is often interviewed by the local and national press/media.

Dr. Nussbaum serves as Chief Scientific Officer for many diverse companies and health consultant to others. His work bridges neuroscience to the general public.

Read the Brain Health Blog
At Emeritus, our enthusiastic commitment to improving brain health in our residents, their families, and our staff members, is reflected in our choice of Director of Brain Health, Dr. Paul Nussbaum. Read his blog and learn about the newest Brain Health studies, articles and more.