Caregiving

People who primarily work on issues relating to caregiving and behavior mangagement.

Amanda Li

Clinical Social Worker

As a social worker at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Clinic, Amanda Li assists with brief psychotherapy, resource coordination and education, and psychosocial assessment to work with the multidisciplinary team with identifying areas of support that she can provide and areas of strength/growth for patients and their families.

Nhat Bui, NP

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Nhat Bui earned her master’s degree in nursing here at UCSF in 2016. She is certified as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Nhat assists with the Alzheimer’s Dementia Research Center and clinical trial projects. She is also a member of the Behavior Management Task Force to improve management and understanding of behavioral symptoms in dementia patients.

Amy Liu, PharmD

Pharmacy Resident

Amy Liu is a Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Katherine Possin and Dr. Kirby Lee on the Care Ecosystem team. Her research interests include geriatric pharmacotherapy and medication management. She hopes to pursue a career in clinical pharmacology for neurodegenerative diseases drug development.

Nicole Boyd

Clinical Research Coordinator

Nicole Boyd is a clinical research coordinator in the Division of Geriatrics. She is working on a collaboration between the Memory and Aging Center and the Division of Geriatrics on a GBHI-funded project exploring the palliative care needs and challenges of people with dementia and their caregivers.

Joanne Robinson-Teran

Care Team Navigator

Joanne received her bachelor’s degrees in gerontology and psychology and master’s degree in counseling at California State University, Sacramento.

Tobias Haeusermann

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Tobias Haeusermann is a Sociologist and Postdoctoral Fellow in the UCSF Decision Lab with Dr. Winston Chiong, where his research aims to understand the ethical concerns in existing clinical applications of closed-loop neuromodulation in epilepsy, movement disorders and mood disorders.

Lisa Morse

Clinical Nurse

Lisa Morse is a Clinical Nurse at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center clinic and is pursuing a master’s degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She is a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse by the American Board of Neuroscience Nurses.

Mahnoor Allawala

Care Team Navigator

Born and raised in Pakistan, Mahnoor recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in neurobiology. She was exposed to research in the biological sciences for the first time as an undergraduate, which inspired her to get more involved. She started out working in the Flannery Lab at Berkeley with mouse models to understand retinal degeneration and possible gene therapies for treatment. She transitioned to the BAND Lab at UCSF to see the clinical side of research and helped run clinical trials to test the effects of oxytocin on social bonding in veterans with PTSD.

Sarah Dulaney, RN

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sarah Dulaney earned a master of science degree in gerontological nursing at UCSF and is certified as a Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Catherine Wang

Clinical Social Worker

Cathy earned a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University in New York. She has worked with adults and seniors in hospitals, patients’ homes, and clinics. She is also a consultant who trains and supports social workers in long-term care facilities to maintain state licensure and accreditation. Before joining UCSF, she was a social work discharge planner, ensuring that patients had services in place upon leaving the hospital. She is an advocate for patients, families and caregivers through supportive education and linking them to appropriate resources to meet their needs.

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