Vijeth Iyengar

Ph.D., Former Intern

A cognitive neuroscientist by training, Dr. Vijeth Iyengar is Director of Global Aging at AARP where he leads cutting-edge research, drives thought leadership on global aging issues, and cultivates relationships and strategic alliances to promote AARP’s vision in service of older adults everywhere.

Prior to joining AARP, from 2016-2021, Dr. Iyengar served in a number of roles in the U.S. Federal Government including as Brain Health Lead and Technical Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging, as a Policy Advisor to the 4th U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and as lead author of the 2018-2022 U.S. country report for the Fourth Review and Appraisal of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing.

Dr. Iyengar has co-authored articles appearing in leading venues including the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, JAMA Health Forum, Pan American Journal of Public Health, Scientific American, STAT News, and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine.

A native of Louisiana, he was a visiting undergraduate student at Cornell University, received his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University, and received his masters and doctoral degrees from Duke University. He worked with Dr. Krueger as an intern in the SCI:FI lab.