Claire Cadwallader, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Claire is a postdoctoral fellow in neuropsychology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center under the mentorship of Associate Professor Kaitlin Casaletto. Her research interests involve the role of lifestyle factors, such as physical activity, in supporting healthy brain aging and protecting against neurodegenerative disease.

Aaron Colverson, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Aaron Colverson is a Doctor of Philosophy in Ethnomusicology, with partnering research in Neuropsychology. He graduated from Berklee College of Music with a BM degree in Professional Music focused on jazz violin performance after which, he moved to Nairobi, Kenya for two years, embedding himself in East African musical traditions and cultures. He received a fellowship to study music and prosocial interaction in Alzheimer’s disease and endeavors to build cross-disciplinary competency between ethnomusicology and neuropsychology in the context of gerontology.

Emily Paolillo, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Emily Paolillo, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. She obtained her PhD degree in Clinical Psychology (emphasis in Neuropsychology) from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in 2021, which included a predoctoral clinical internship at VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Her research interests include evaluating digital health tools for early detection and monitoring of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Kelly Atkins

Neuropsychology Fellow

Dr. Kelly Atkins is a Clinical Neuropsychologist from Melbourne Australia, completing postdoctoral research at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the Department of Neurology. She graduated from Monash University in 2021 with a doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology and completed her registrar training at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, before moving to Weill Cornell Medicine on a postdoctoral Fulbright Fellowship. Kelly's research interests focus on the measurement of cognitive and neuropsychiatric changes in people with atypical neurodegenerative conditions.

Rowan Saloner, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychology Fellow

Rowan previously coordinated the Longitudinal Brain Aging Program from 2015–2017, and he returned to the MAC in 2021 to pursue a doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology under the mentorship of Dr. Joel Kramer.

Shubir Dutt

Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology

Shubir Dutt, PhD, is a neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. He completed his PhD degree in Clinical Psychology (Major areas of study: Neuropsychology & Clinical Geropsychology) at the University of Southern California in 2023.

Matthew Wynn

Clinical Neuropsychology Fellow

Matthew previously worked at the Memory and Aging Center coordinating the Longitudinal Brain Aging Program from 2013–2015 before leaving to pursue his PhD degree in Clinical Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. His research during graduate school focused on improving knowledge and awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. Matthew has returned to the Memory and Aging Center as a postdoctoral psychology fellow working with Dr.

Caitlin Watson

Neuropsychology Fellow

Wei-Ming Watson, PhD, is a queer, Chinese-Swedish American neuropsychology fellow at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. She is focused on providing culturally-informed neuropsychological care to diverse adults with cognitive disorders, in particular LGBTQIA+ individuals. Her research investigates how experiences of social adversity influence cognition and daily functioning in marginalized communities. She also examines the anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects of cannabinoids in pro-inflammatory diseases.

Mark Sanderson-Cimino

Clinical Neuropsychology Fellow

Jorge Archila Puac


Jorge Archila is an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator at the Memory and Aging Center in the Department of Neurology at the University of San Francisco, California. He has a BS degree in psychology and BA degree in psychopedagogy. He is a Bilingual Certified Specialist in Psychometry.

Jorge moved from Guatemala in 2011 and began working in psychometry, administering psychological test batteries in English and Spanish in a neuropsychological private practice in San Francisco.