Jason is the publisher of the Typical Day site and Tigist's mentor for the Typical Day project. "What's a Typical Day?" is his most powerful tool when he meets with patients at Penn Memory Center because it “inaugurates a conversation that achieves several important diagnostic and therapeutic goals.”
Jason is a professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He is also co-director of the Penn Memory Center. His research focuses on neuroethics and policy. He has investigated issues in dementia drug development, informed consent, quality of life, research and treatment decision-making, and voting by persons with dementia. To learn more about his research and writing, visit www.jasonkarlawish.com.
Tigist is the founder of Typical Day, which began as her research project while pursuing her Master of Public Health degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
Damari is a conceptual Portrait and Fine Arts photographer living in New York City. He captured the portraits of the Typical Day participants. See more of his work at www.damarimcbride.com.
Terrence is editor of My Typical Day. He is also the Communications Coordinator for the Penn Memory Center, the Penn Healthy Brain Research Network Center, and the Penn Neurodegenerative Disease Ethics and Policy Program. He is also editor of www.makingsenseofalzheimers.org and www.whealthcare.org.
Benjamin is the Typical Day project coordinator. He is also a research coordinator at the Penn Memory Center.
Bethina Liu is a post-baccalaureate premedical student at Bryn Mawr College and a Typical Day contributor.
Monica is a senior at the University of Minnesota and a Typical Day contributor.
Carolyn is a social epidemiologist and the scientific advisor on the Typical Day photo-elicitation research study.