Dr. Meltzer is a neuroradiologist and nuclear medicine physician who has enjoyed 17 years of NIH funding for her work in applying novel advanced imaging strategies to better understand brain structure-function relationships in normal aging, late-life depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. She is also involved in oncologic imaging research and, while at the University of Pittsburgh, oversaw the clinical evaluation of the world’s first combined PET/CT scanner. Dr. Meltzer has authored approximately 200 publications and lectured nationally and internationally. She currently serves as a member of the National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
Dr Meltzer joined the Emory School of Medicine in 2005, where she serves as the William P. Timmie Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences and Associate Dean for Research. She established the Emory Center for Systems Imaging to broadly support the advance of imaging technologies in basic and translational research, including beta testing of the first human combined MRI/PET scanner. Over the past decade she has directed the Research Technologies Program for the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Reflective of Dr. Meltzer’s service to the field, she has served in numerous national leadership roles including Chair of the Neuroradiology Commission and Chair of the Research Commission on the American College of Radiology’s Board of Chancellors, President of the Academy of Radiology Research, Trustee of the Radiological Society of North America Foundation, and President of the American Society of Neuroradiology. Dr. Meltzer is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and in 2013 was inducted into the International Society of Strategic Studies in Radiology.