Research Studies at the MAC
The Memory and Aging Center runs a large number of observational research studies for healthy volunteers and for people with a specific diagnosis.

Observational research studies help us improve the understanding and diagnosis of brain disorders without testing an intervention. Your participation helps us reach these goals. If one of our studies looks interesting to you, please talk with your doctor or contact the study team to see if it is appropriate for you.

For general research inquiries, please call:

Let the MAC Research Teams Help You Find the Right Studies for You

If you do not have a diagnosis and want to be a healthy volunteer, please complete this online screen. After filling out the screen, you may be contacted by the study coordinator to discuss your eligibility.

Brain Aging Program Screen

If you have memory and cognitive complaints or a diagnosis of either mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease, please contact the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center team.

Contact the AD Research Team

If you have a diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia or a related disease (including corticobasal syndrome and progressive supranuclear palsy), please contact the FTD research team.

Contact the FTD Research Team

If you have a rapidly progressive dementia (RPD), including prion diseases Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), GSS, or FFI, or autoimmune encephalopathy, please click below or call 415.476.8791.

Contact the RPD Team

If you have Huntington’s disease, an ataxia, or multiple system atrophy (MSA), please click below to discuss research opportunities.

Contact the HD and Ataxia Team

For information about clinical trials at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, please click below or call 415.476.0661 or 415.514.5745.

Clinical Trials at the MAC

Research Studies Listed by Diagnosis & Language