Kate Possin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology

Dr. Possin is an Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology at the Memory and Aging Center within the UCSF Department of Neurology. Dr. Possin’s research examines the neural bases of visual spatial and executive function impairments in neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and frontotemporal lobar degeneration. She develops cognitive assessment tools to support neurodegenerative disease diagnosis and monitoring, including virtual reality tests of navigation and tablet-based tools for clinical applications. Dr. Possin is the Associate Director of a Healthcare Innovations Award to develop and test the Dementia Care Ecosystem, a continuous and personalized model of dementia care supported by innovative technologies. Her research is funded by an NIH/NIA K23 Career Development Award, a CMMI Health Care Innovations Award, and by grants from the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Hellman Foundation, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Kate Possin was awarded her PhD degree in clinical psychology from UCSD in 2007. During her training at UCSD, she studied cognitive changes associated with Parkinson’s disease. She completed her internship in clinical neuropsychology at UCSF in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology and her postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology.