Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI)
GBHI works to reduce the scale and impact of dementia by training and supporting a new generation of leaders who want to make a lasting impact on brain health in their communities and around the world.

The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) works to reduce the scale and impact of dementia by training and supporting a new generation of leaders who want to make a lasting impact on brain health in their communities and around the world. The collaboration is co-directed by internationally recognized experts at the University of California, San Francisco and Trinity College Dublin. GBHI’s work emphasizes the health of vulnerable populations. The program values and supports innovative, interprofessional research and promotes activities to enhance international collaborations.

The Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program at GBHI provides innovative training in brain health, leadership and dementia prevention to a broad array of promising leaders. The program is designed to train individuals from any profession – including but not limited to medicine, science, public policy, journalism, business, law and the arts – provided they possess the skill, compassion and drive to be a force of change for brain health. Through their work, fellows are expected to emphasize local and global health inequities that need to be addressed by practitioners and policymakers, with the goal of transforming local communities around the world.

Atlantic Fellows join the program for 6 or 12 months and have a base at the UC San Francisco or Trinity College Dublin. A core curriculum of weekly courses in economics, epidemiology, law and ethics, leadership, neuroscience, public policy and statistics.

After their training, fellows return to their home communities to implement their projects and newly acquired knowledge. They continue to have access to career-duration mentoring, pilot funds and an international network of colleagues collaborating to drive a common mission. Fellows should be passionate advocates for older individuals – healthy and impaired, demonstrate the ability to ask questions that cut across disciplines, adapt to different cultural contexts and lead change throughout their careers. Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate excellence in past activities, the drive to learn about aging and diseases of aging, and have strong regional support that assures smooth transition back into local programs.

Find more information at www.gbhi.org/programs.