Helen Lamont is the Director of the Division of Disability and Aging Policy where she manages a team of professional staff that conduct policy analysis, research and evaluation related to disability, aging, and long-term care issues and programs. Helen also leads the implementation of the National Alzheimer's Project Act, coordinating both the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services as well as an interagency group that writes the annual National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. Helen also leads a portfolio of research in dementia, including a project to examine use of inpatient psychiatric facilities by people with dementia. She works on family and informal caregiving, as well as elder justice and adult maltreatment. Helen has worked across the Department on disability data issues and has a current project to explore the feasibility of using an internet panel study to collect data on disability. She joined ASPE in 2007 and has a PhD in Aging Studies from the University of South Florida and a BS in Human Development from Duke University.