Heather Menne is a senior health policy researcher in RTI’s Aging, Disability, and Long-term Care Program, where she works with the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center, collaborates on aging-related research proposals and projects, and leads business development efforts for the program. She is responsible for program evaluation, writing technical reports,, and project management.
Dr. Menne has 15 years of Federal and non-profit experience in aging and disability programs and services. Her research career has focused on older people, people with disabilities, and long-term services and supports (LTSS), with an emphasis on people living with dementia, family caregivers, and paid caregivers.
Prior to joining RTI, Dr. Menne worked at the Administration for Community Living, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and as a Senior Research Scientist at the Benjamin Rose Institute of Aging. She serves on the editorial boards for Journal of Applied Gerontology and Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, and is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.