Soeren Mattke, M.D., D.Sc., is a Research Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California and the Director of the USC Brain Health Observatory. The Observatory conducts research into health system preparedness for diagnosing and treating disorders of the central nervous system. It has published reports on 15 countries’ readiness for Alzheimer’s treatment and numerous papers on the economic, political and societal implications of such a treatment. Prior to joining USC, Dr. Mattke led RAND Health’s private sector practice and worked at the OECD in Paris, in the healthcare practice of Bain & Company in Boston, at Abt Associates, a policy consulting firm in Cambridge, MA, and at Harvard University. He trained as an internist and cardiologist at the University of Munich and got his doctoral degree in health policy at Harvard.