People

Winston Chiong, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neurology

Dr. Winston Chiong is an Assistant Professor in the UCSF Department of Neurology Memory and Aging Center, where his clinical practice focuses on Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, and other cognitive disorders of aging. He is the Associate Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy, is a member of the UCSF Medical Center Ethics Committee, and co-directs the Ethics, Law and Society Curriculum of the Global Brain Health Institute.

Jeff Choi

Clinical Research Coordinator
Neurology

Jeff graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a degree in human biology. During his time at UC Berkeley, Jeff was active in volunteering abroad in mobile clinics in the Dominican Republic and South Africa. He also worked as a Cantonese health interpreter for different hospitals and clinics.

Stephanie Chu

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
Neurology

Stephanie Chu is an assistant clinical research coordinator in the Lee lab.

Yann Cobigo

Imaging Core Specialist
Neurology

Celica Glenn Cosme

Research Associate
Neurology

Celica Cosme is a research associate in the Seeley Selective Vulnerability Research Lab.

Deborah Costello

GBHI Curriculum Project Manager
Neurology

Debbie Costello brings expertise in building online curriculum programs to students at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI). Her work is driven by a belief in the power of education to transform lives. At GBHI, she handles curriculum management where she works with instructors and staff to oversee the design, development and production of 90 sessions in seven subject areas.

Devyn Cotter

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
Neurology

Devyn joined UCSF in June 2017 as a research coordinator in Dr. Joel Kramer’s lab, where she coordinates a study examining the effects of chronic inflammation on brain aging in healthy elderly individuals and in those with mild cognitive impairment.

Jennifer Crum-Bailey, DO

Behavioral Neurology Fellow
Neurology

Dr. Crum-Bailey is a fellow in the UCSF Behavioral Neurology Training Program (BNTP) – a two-year program designed to prepare neurologists to pursue a research career in behavioral neurology.

Samir Datta

Research Coordinator
Neurology

Originally from San Jose, Samir graduated from Northwestern University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in cognitive science. At Northwestern, he worked as a research assistant in an auditory research laboratory on two main projects: examining the variability of hearing thresholds at the lower end of the frequency range and exploring the effects of psychoacoustic training on otoacoustic emissions. Samir also volunteered in a visual cognition lab, assisting with the generation of visual stimuli for experiments.

Yessenia De La Vega Mahan

Clinical Research Coordinator
Neurology

Mary De May, MD

Hellman Master Clinician
Neurology

Dr. Mary De May received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She completed an internship in medicine and psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and subsequently did her psychiatry residency and fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in 2000, where she is the center’s Hellman Master Clinician and the Hellman Family Distinguished Professor of Neurology.

Mary Joanne De Torres

Lab Assistant

Joanne graduated from San Francisco State University with a BS degree in microbiology and is pursuing Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) in the Kao Lab at UC San Francisco.

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