Eva Schmitt, Assistant Scientist I, is the Associate Director of the Aging Brain Center and responsible for the operations of the Aging Brain Center and the studies. Dr. Schmitt joined the Aging Brain Center in 2010 as the overall Director of the Successful Aging after Elective Surgery (SAGES) and Better Assessment of Illness (BASIL) studies. Dr. Schmitt has a degree in social work from Germany and obtained a PhD in Social Gerontology from the University of Kassel, Germany. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychology, Community-Academic Research Alliance and was an appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In San Francisco, she was the Director of Program Evaluations at the Institute on Aging, a not-for-profit health care provider, and an evaluator of educational programs at the UCSF, Division of Geriatrics. Dr. Schmitt was subsequently recruited by IFAR–ABC.