Corrina Fonseca

Staff Research Associate

Corrina is a research coordinator in the Memory and Aging Center (MAC) imaging core working on MRI data processing and analysis for Dr. Joel Kramer and Dr. Adam Boxer.

Before joining the MAC, Corrina graduated from UC Santa Cruz with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and cognitive science. After graduating, she worked for several years at the SFVA Medical Center as a research associate and senior imaging technician under Dr. Michael Weiner and Dr. Duygu Tosun. Her main focus was on MRI data processing and analysis for studies of brain-based biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease and late life depression. Corrina has also briefly worked at Stanford University’s Pediatric Emotion and Resilience Lab coordinating several studies looking at mood symptoms and neural correlates of emotional processing in adolescents who are at risk for developing bipolar disorder. She hopes to attend a cognitive neuroscience PhD program to continue using MR modalities to explore functional network connectivity and other brain-based biomarkers of psychiatric disorders.


Wisdom and fluid intelligence are dissociable in healthy older adults.

International psychogeriatrics

Lindbergh CA, Romero-Kornblum H, Weiner-Light S, Young JC, Fonseca C, You M, Wolf A, Staffaroni AM, Daly R, Jeste DV, Kramer JH, Chiong W, Hillblom Aging Network

Tripartite Relationship Among Synaptic, Amyloid, and Tau Proteins: An In Vivo and Postmortem Study.


Casaletto KB, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Brinkmalm A, Honer W, Schneider JA, Bennett DA, Djukic N, You M, Weiner-Light S, Fonseca C, Miller BL, Kramer J

APOE moderates the effect of hippocampal blood flow on memory pattern separation in clinically normal older adults.


Memel M, Staffaroni AM, Cobigo Y, Casaletto KB, Fonseca C, Bettcher BM, Yassa MA, Elahi FM, Wolf A, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH

Association of remote mild traumatic brain injury with cortical amyloid burden in clinically normal older adults.

Brain imaging and behavior

Asken BM, Mantyh WG, La Joie R, Strom A, Casaletto KB, Staffaroni AM, Apple AC, Lindbergh CA, Iaccarino L, You M, Grant H, Fonseca C, Windon C, Younes K, Tanner J, Rabinovici GD, Kramer JH, Gardner RC

Development and validation of the Uniform Data Set (v3.0) executive function composite score (UDS3-EF).

Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association

Staffaroni AM, Asken BM, Casaletto KB, Fonseca C, You M, Rosen HJ, Boxer AL, Elahi FM, Kornak J, Mungas D, Kramer JH

Worth the Wait: Delayed Recall after 1 Week Predicts Cognitive and Medial Temporal Lobe Trajectories in Older Adults.

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS

Lindbergh CA, Walker N, La Joie R, Weiner-Light S, Staffaroni AM, Casaletto KB, Elahi F, Walters SM, You M, Cotter D, Asken B, Apple AC, Tsoy E, Neuhaus J, Fonseca C, Wolf A, Cobigo Y, Rosen H, Kramer JH

Aging and Positive Mood: Longitudinal Neurobiological and Cognitive Correlates.

The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Cotter DL, Walters SM, Fonseca C, Wolf A, Cobigo Y, Fox EC, You MY, Altendahl M, Djukic N, Staffaroni AM, Elahi FM, Kramer JH, Casaletto KB