Laura Medders

Laura Medders

Program Director


Laura is the program director for Emory’s Integrated Memory Care team, a primary care clinic for people living with dementia. She previously served as the IMC’s clinical social worker and provided family psychotherapy, care partner coaching, and psychoeducational groups.

She has previously served as the social services lead for the Georgia Memory Net, a statewide program dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Through this program, she provided education, supervision, and support for GMN’s community service educators working throughout the state. Since 2016, she has served on the Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias State Plan committee.

Areas of Expertise



Bender, A., McIntosh, R., Sudduth, S., Harris, M., Tuckey, K., Morgan, J., Jungerman, J., Cox, A., Moore, M., Ingram, B., Pier, E., Johnson, T., Loring, D., Hepburn, K., Medders, L., Levey, A., Lah, J., and Hales, C. (2022). The Georgia Memory Net: Implementation of a statewide program to diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Song, M.K., Ward, S.E., Hepburn, K., Paul, S., Kim, H., Shah, R.C., Morhardt, D.J., Medders, L., Lah, J.J., & Clevenger, C. (2019). Can Persons with Dementia Meaningfully Participate in Advance Care Planning Discussions? A Mixed-Methods Study of SPIRIT. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 22(11):1410-1416.

Clevenger, C., Cellar, J., Kovaleva, M., Medders, L., Hepburn, K. (2018). Integrated Memory Care Clinic: Design, Implementation, and Initial Results. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.