People

Charissa Suantawee

Executive Analyst

Charissa Suantawee is the Executive Analyst for Dr. Bruce Miller. Born and raised in San Francisco, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies with an emphasis in Southeast Asia at UC Santa Barbara.  She then earned her Master of Arts degree in Diplomacy & Religion at Lancaster University in England.

Kirthana Sukumaran

Staff Research Associate

Tayler Sulse

Asst. Clinical Research Coordinator

Tayler Sulse is an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator with the Clinical Trials Team.

Jeremy Tanner, MD

Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellow

Motivated after helping to care for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease, Jeremy studied neuroscience at the University of Southern California as an undergraduate. He then obtained his medical degree and a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins. There he was involved in dementia care coordination and Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis research, and he completed the Sommer Scholar public health leadership program. He subsequently completed neurology residency training at UCSF, during which he joined Dr.

Ryan Taylor

Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellow

Jack Taylor

Research Study Coordinator

Jack Taylor is an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator in the Boxer Lab of the Memory and Aging Center, focused on piloting and implementing smartphone-based cognitive assessments into ALLFTD (the ARTFL-LEFFTDS Longitudinal Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration multisite research consortium).

Boon Lead Tee

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Dr. Tee is a neurologist from Taiwan and an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute. She completed her medical and master's degrees at National Taiwan University and her residency at National Taiwan University Hospital/ En-Chu-Kong Hospital. Her research interest is focused on developing linguistically adapted language assessment tools for Chinese-speaking populations that suffer from neurodegenerative diseases.

Lydia Tesfamariam

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Marie Edouard Theodore

Fellowship Experience Manager, GBHI

Marie Edouard Theodore is the Fellowship Experience Manager at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) based at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and Trinity College Dublin. In this role, she supports the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health and collaborates with the faculty and staff in achieving the common goal of diminishing the scale and impact of dementia worldwide. She also serves on the Black Leadership Advisory Council (BLAC) at the Memory and Aging Center.

Gianina Toller, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Gianina Toller is a postdoctoral fellow from Switzerland, now working with the Social Function team led Dr. Kate Rankin. Dr. Toller completed her PhD degree in 2015 at the Swiss Epilepsy Center and the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Her thesis investigated the functional and structural correlates of socioemotional dysfunction in patients with refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy, and in patients with a very rare genetic disorder called Urbach-Wiethe disease.

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