A diverse team of scientists, researchers, clinicians, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists working together for dementia prevention

Board of directors

FBHI´s Board of Directors consists of experts with a wealth of knowledge and accomplishments, from academia, industry, and charitable organizations.

Miia Kivipelto

MD, PhD, Professor of Clinical Geriatrics at Karolinska Institutet and Imperial College London, Founder of World-Wide FINGERS (WW-FINGERS), Scientific Founder and Medical and Scientific Director at FINGERS Brain Health Institute.

Maris Hartmanis

PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, Scientific Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of FINGERS Brain Health Institute and affiliated to Karolinska Institutet.

Liselotte Jansson

Secretary General of the Swedish Alzheimer´s Foundation and Chairman of the Board of the Center for Molecular Medicine at Karolinska Institutet.

Key personnel

FBHI is proud to work with an exceptional team of individuals, with a balance of expertise, disciplines, and skills, and decades of experience.

Dinithi Perera

LLM, Project and Operations Manager

Francesca Mangialasche

MD, PhD, Executive Director of the World-Wide FINGERS Global Scientific Coordinating Center

Alina Solomon

MD, PhD, Scientific Coordinator

Anna Matton

MD, PhD, Assistant Professor,
Fluid Biomarker Specialist
Also publishes as Anna Sandebring-Matton

Tiia Ngandu

MD, PhD, Scientific Coordinator

Celeste Loots

PhD, Senior Neuropsychologist

Chi Udeh-Momoh

PhD, Fluid Biomarker Specialist and
Africa-FINGERS Project Lead

Markku Peltonen

PhD, Professor, Senior Statistician

Ana Sabsil López Rocha

MD, Scientific and REDCap Coordinator,

Jenni Lehtisalo

PhD, Scientific Coordinator

Vilma Alanko

PhD Candidate, Research Assistant

Annika Norell Benson

Annika Norell Benson

Communication and PR Specialist

Collaborators and partners

FBHI is pleased to have long-standing collaborations or partnerships with the following leading organizations and institutions that innovate in research, technology, care, advocacy, and entrepreneurship.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
  • Imperial College London
  • Sompo Holdings, Inc
  • Alzheimer’s Disease International
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • World-Wide FINGERS network
  • Karolinska University Hospital
  • Karolinska Institutet


FBHI is honored to have received grants or donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals that believe in our work and choose to support our activities.

  • UsAgainstAlzheimer’s
  • National Philanthropic Trust/Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative
  • Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
  • Part the Cloud – Gates Partnership Grant Program at Alzheimer’s Association
  • Sompo Holdings, Inc
  • af Jochnick Foundation
  • Dr. Alina Solomon


FBHI is grateful to have received the generous funding for the establishment of our institution from trusts, foundations, and individuals.

  • The Swedish Alzheimer’s Foundation
  • Jonas and Christina af Jochnick Foundation
  • af Jochnick Foundation
  • Leif Lundblad
  • Miia Kivipelto, Scientific Founder
  • Maris Hartmanis, Scientific Founder

Learn how you can support our work

We are a Swedish non-profit foundation that is dependent on external donations and grants. There are several ways you can support the work of the FINGERS Brain Health Institute as an individual, foundation, corporation, or other organization.