Kate Possin, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuropsychology

Dr. Possin is an Associate 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 Principal Investigator of a Healthcare Innovations Award to develop and test the Care Ecosystem study, a continuous and personalized model of dementia care supported by innovative technologies. Her research is also funded by grants from the Global Brain Health Institute and the Administration for Community Living.

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.