Sari B. Shuman

Senior Research Public Health Analyst; Co-director, National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center

Sari B. Shuman


  • MPH, Health Behavior/Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
  • MSW, Management of Human Services, School of Social Work, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
  • BA, Psychology, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
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Sari B. Shuman is a Senior Research Public Health Analyst in the Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care Program at RTI. She is also co-director of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

Ms. Shuman has nearly two decades of varied experience related to health and health care issues in several areas, including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, older adults, home and community-based services and supports, Medicaid, and Medicare. Some of her most recent work through the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center has focused on providing individualized technical assistance to ACL and its dementia grantees and developing educational programming and resources for organizations delivering services and supports to people with dementia and their caregivers. 

Ms. Shuman is the coauthor of numerous reports related to dementia including caregiving for people with non-Alzheimer’s dementia, care needs and supportive approaches for people with dementia, translation and implementation of care and services for people with dementia and their caregivers, and dementia care models. Ms. Shuman also was instrumental in developing a dementia capability assessment tool. The tool is used nationally to determine the ability of state and community long term services and supports systems to manage and address the needs of people with dementia, their caregivers, and others involved in their care and support.

Prior to joining RTI, she worked at the Alzheimer’s Association National Office through the Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program National Resource Center and at the United States Government Accountability Office.