Christine Walsh, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neurology
+1 415 476-8676

Christine M. Walsh, PhD, received her BA degree in physiology from Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin in Ireland. Dr. Walsh did her doctoral work at the University of Michigan studying the effects of REM sleep modulation on learning and memory. She also studied the neural correlates of cognitive aging. In 2011 Dr. Walsh joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center where she has been studying sleep in both healthy older adults and in individuals with neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Walsh is particularly interested in the contribution of sleep disturbance to cognitive decline.

Publications: 

Rest-activity rhythm disruption in progressive supranuclear palsy.

Sleep medicine

Walsh CM, Ruoff L, Varbel J, Walker K, Grinberg LT, Boxer AL, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Neylan TC

Neuroanatomical substrates of executive functions: Beyond prefrontal structures.

Neuropsychologia

Bettcher BM, Mungas D, Patel N, Elofson J, Dutt S, Wynn M, Watson CL, Stephens M, Walsh CM, Kramer JH

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Predict Functional Status in Alzheimer's Disease.

Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD

You SC, Walsh CM, Chiodo LA, Ketelle R, Miller BL, Kramer JH

Weaker circadian activity rhythms are associated with poorer executive function in older women.

Sleep

Walsh CM, Blackwell T, Tranah GJ, Stone KL, Ancoli-Israel S, Redline S, Paudel M, Kramer JH, Yaffe K

Interleukin-6, age, and corpus callosum integrity.

PloS one

Bettcher BM, Watson CL, Walsh CM, Lobach IV, Neuhaus J, Miller JW, Green R, Patel N, Dutt S, Busovaca E, Rosen HJ, Yaffe K, Miller BL, Kramer JH

Memory consolidation in aging and MCI after 1 week.

Neuropsychology

Walsh CM, Wilkins S, Bettcher BM, Butler CR, Miller BL, Kramer JH

Body mass and white matter integrity: the influence of vascular and inflammatory markers.

PloS one

Bettcher BM, Walsh CM, Watson C, Miller JW, Green R, Patel N, Miller BL, Neuhaus J, Yaffe K, Kramer JH

The young and the rest-less.

Sleep

Walsh CM, Poe GR

Differential callosal contributions to bimanual control in young and older adults.

Journal of cognitive neuroscience

Fling BW, Walsh CM, Bangert AS, Reuter-Lorenz PA, Welsh RC, Seidler RD

Cognitive neuroscience of sleep.

Progress in brain research

Poe GR, Walsh CM, Bjorness TE

Bimanual coordination and aging: neurobehavioral implications.

Neuropsychologia

Bangert AS, Reuter-Lorenz PA, Walsh CM, Schachter AB, Seidler RD

Open-source logic-based automated sleep scoring software using electrophysiological recordings in rats.

Journal of neuroscience methods

Gross BA, Walsh CM, Turakhia AA, Booth V, Mashour GA, Poe GR