David Armstrong, Ph.D.

Dr. David Armstrong received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University following studies at the Ohio State University and Cornell Medical College. Dr. Armstrong was a post-doctoral fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and was thereafter appointed Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and University of California, San Diego; Associate Professor, Georgetown University Medical College; Professor and Associate Director of the Institute of Aging at the MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine; and Professor and Deputy Director of the Lankenau Institute of Medical Research, Jefferson Health System. Dr. Armstrong was the principal investigator on multiple grants from the NIH and private foundations to study neuronal vulnerability in Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.  He has authored or coauthored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and has served on numerous NIH review panels and maintained positions on the editorial boards of many journals. In 2001 Dr. Armstrong joined the Center for Scientific Review, NIH as Chief of Brain Disorders and Clinical Neurosciences, Integrated Review Group and in 2005 accepted the position as Chief of the Scientific Review Branch, National Institutes of Mental Health, NIH. For his dedication to the NIH and public service, Dr. Armstrong has received numerous NIMH and NIH Director’s Awards.