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Jacobo Mintzer


Executive Director and Chief Research and Innovation Officer
Roper St. Francis Research and Innovation Center
College of Health Professions
Department of Health Studies
Medical University of South Carolina
Staff Physician
Geriatrics and Long Term Care
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Charleston, SC

Dr. Jacobo Mintzer is the executive director and chief research and innovation officer at the Roper St. Francis Research and Innovation Center in Charleston, SC. He also serves as a professor at the College of Health Professions in the Department of Health Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina and practices in the Geriatrics and Long Term Care clinic at Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center also in Charleston. Additionally, he is a professor of internal medicine at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Dr. Mintzer earned his medical degree from Buenos Aires University in Argentina, with a specialization in psychiatry. He later received his MBA from The Citadel in Charleston, SC. He is board-certified in psychiatry, neurology, and geriatric psychiatry.

A recipient of several grants, Dr. Mintzer is currently conducting Alzheimer’s disease studies related to biomarkers, potential treatment options, neuroimaging, and posttraumatic stress disorder. He is a member and past president of the International Psychogeriatric Association, serves on the AARP’s Global Council on Brain Health and Staying Sharp Scientific Advisory Board, and is an active member of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Alzheimer’s Association, among other organizations.

Dr. Mintzer holds editorial positions for several prominent publications. He is a sought-after speaker at local and international meetings, having recently delivered a TEDx Charleston talk. He is a coauthor of more than 200 peer-reviewed medical articles and several textbooks.

Dr. Mintzer is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has received awards including the International Psychogeriatric Association Award for Distinguished Service.

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