Tiffy Brailow, BA

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Tiffany graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2024 with a dual degree in Cognitive Science and Art Practice. During her time at UC Berkeley, she worked as a Research Assistant with Dr. Elliot Marseille at the Collaborative for the Economics of Psychedelics (CEP) and with Dr. Alison Gopnik at the Gopnik Cognitive Development and Learning Lab.  

Tanisha Hill-Jarrett, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Tanisha Hill-Jarrett, PhD, is a neuropsychologist and an assistant professor of neurology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Her research applies intersectionality theory to understand how psychosocial stressors and structural racism and sexism impact Black women’s cognitive aging and confer risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD).

Wei Ming Watson, PhD

Neuropsychology Fellow

Dr. Watson (she/her) is a neuropsychologist who cares for patients with a variety of cognitive and mental health needs. She is licensed in the state of California (PSY 34742) and conducts comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, community-based clinics for underserved communities in the Bay Area, and an independent practice. She currently works at UCSF as an NIH Brain Health Equity fellow.

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.