Spanish Speaking

People who are fluent in Spanish.

Gabriella Parham-Cruzado

Research Speech-Language Pathologist

Gabriella is a bilingual speech-language pathologist at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the Dyslexia Center led by Dr. Marilu Gorno Tempini. Gabriella has a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico and an MS degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Carlos Albizu University. Gabriella is a native Spanish speaker, raised and educated in Puerto Rico, and is passionate about bilingualism.

Anna Vandebunte

Doctoral Researcher

Anna is a doctoral student working with Dr. Kaitlin Casaletto in the Longitudinal Brain Aging Program for the duration of her PhD program. She is interested in cerebrovascular burden as it relates to exercise, cognitive aging and cardiovascular health. Additionally, she conducts much of her clinical work in Spanish and is interested in bilingual assessment.

Jorge Archila Puac

Psychometrist

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.

Maria Hunt

Administrative Manager, ND Brain Bank

Maria joined the Memory and Aging Center in February 2021 as Administrative Manager to provide operational, analytical and administrative support to the Neurodegenerative Disease Brain Bank. She has a BA degree in education, with minors in mathematics and Spanish literature from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the MAC, Maria managed education programs, business solutions and strategic initiatives in the healthcare, insurance and financial services industries, both nationally and internationally.

Argentina Lario Lago, PhD

Specialist

Argentina Lario Lago is the Biospecimen & Genetics Programs Manager at the Memory and Aging Center. 

Anne Marie Rodriguez

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Anne-Marie Rodriguez received her BS degree in biology & neuroscience and her BA degree in Spanish at the University of Portland. She works as an assistant clinical research coordinator for the Brain Health Assessment study with Dr. Katherine Possin. Anne-Marie’s interested in neurodegenerative diseases and TBIs, particularly working with the Spanish speaking population. 

In her free time, Anne-Marie enjoys wine-making and exploring the outdoors.

Gloria Annette Aguirre

Clinical Research Coordinator

To help increase diversity in the MAC research programs, Gloria coordinates and assesses Latino participants who join MAC research studies. She also participates in bilingual community outreach and educational events.

Serggio Lanata, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Dr. Serggio Lanata was raised in Peru, where he began his undergraduate studies in general science. He later earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Florida. He obtained his medical degree from the University of South Florida and then completed his medicine internship and neurology residency at Brown University. He joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in 2013 as a Clinical Instructor and Behavioral Neurology Fellow.

Julio Rojas-Martinez, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Julio Rojas is a neurologist who specializes in dementia, caring for patients with cognitive difficulties or behavioral changes resulting from conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia (a form of dementia that causes cognitive defects and Parkinson’s-like symptoms), frontotemporal dementia (a common cause of dementia in younger adults that features behavioral changes) and progressive supranuclear pa