Daniel Perry is the founder of the not-for-profit Alliance for Aging Research in Washington, D.C. Begun in 1986 the Alliance is a leading U.S. citizen advocacy organization promoting a broad agenda of medical and scientific research to improve the health and independence of older people.
Mr. Perry's background spans a wide range of health policy, governmental, political and journalistic experience. He held staff positions for more than a dozen years on Capitol Hill in Washington. He has been a key advisor on aging and medical research policies to Democratic and Republican legislators and U.S. presidents. He has led a number of large and politically potent coalitions advancing research in aging, Alzheimer’s disease, physical frailty and for embryonic stem cell research.
He has been an advisor to the Institute on Aging of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and is currently an advisor to the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and the Roybal Center for Health Policy Simulation at the University of Southern California. He was appointed in 2010 by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the National Advisory Council on Aging and was a 2012 speaker at the first TEDMED gathering in Washington, DC.
As a journalist, Mr. Perry was the recipient of many awards and citations, including a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize.