Kaitlin Casaletto, PhD

Assistant Professor
+1 415 476-1883

Kaitlin obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in 2015. She completed her clinical internship as part of the UCSF Clinical Psychology Training Program in the Department of Psychiatry, and her post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in the Department of Neurology.

Kaitlin is currently an Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology at the Memory and Aging Center developing a research program examining how lifestyle behaviors (e.g., physical exercise, mental stimulation) can be leveraged to shape age-related brain health. She is specifically interested in better characterizing the types of activities and understanding the molecular mechanisms that underlie the relationships between lifestyle and brain outcomes in both typical and abnormal aging. Her current work focuses on the use of biofluid markers of neural, immune, and vascular functioning as intermediate outcomes of healthy lifestyle behaviors. Kaitlin's long-term goal is to develop biologically-informed behavioral interventions to promote cognitive resilience and prevent age-related neurodegenerative diseases.

Publications: 

Systemic Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha Trajectories Relate to Brain Health in Typically Aging Older Adults.

The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences

Lindbergh CA, Casaletto KB, Staffaroni AM, Elahi F, Walters SM, You M, Neuhaus J, Rivera Contreras W, Wang P, Karydas A, Brown J, Wolf A, Rosen H, Cobigo Y, Kramer JH

Robust normative standards for the California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT) ages 60-89: A tool for early detection of memory impairment.

The Clinical neuropsychologist

Kramer AO, Casaletto KB, Umlauf A, Staffaroni AM, Fox E, You M, Kramer JH

An Opioid-Related Amnestic Syndrome With Persistent Effects on Hippocampal Structure and Function.

The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences

Butler PM, Barash JA, Casaletto KB, Cotter DL, La Joie R, Geschwind MD, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH, Miller BL

National Institutes of Health Toolbox Emotion Battery: Application of Summary Scores to Adults With Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Stroke.

Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation

Babakhanyan I, Carlozzi NE, McKenna BS, Casaletto KB, Heinemann AW, Heaton RK

Assessment of executive function declines in presymptomatic and mildly symptomatic familial frontotemporal dementia: NIH-EXAMINER as a potential clinical trial endpoint.

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

Staffaroni AM, Bajorek L, Casaletto KB, Cobigo Y, Goh SM, Wolf A, Heuer HW, Elahi FM, Ljubenkov PA, Dever R, Kornak J, Appleby B, Bove J, Bordelon Y, Brannelly P, Brushaber D, Caso C, Coppola G, Dheel C, Dickerson BC, Dickinson S, Dominguez S, Domoto-Reilly K, Faber K, Ferrall J, Fields JA, Fishman A, Fong J, Foroud T, Forsberg LK, Gavrilova R, Gearhart D, Ghazanfari B, Ghoshal N, Goldman J, Graff-Radford J, Graff-Radford N, Grant I, Grossman M, Haley D, Hsiung GY, Huey ED, Irwin DJ, Jones DT, Jones L, Kantarci K, Karydas A, Kaufer DI, Kerwin DR, Knopman DS, Kraft R, Kremers WK, Kukull WA, Litvan I, Lucente D, Lungu C, Mackenzie IR, Maldonado M, Manoochehri M, McGinnis SM, McKinley E, Mendez MF, Miller BL, Multani N, Onyike C, Padmanabhan J, Pantelyat A, Pearlman R, Petrucelli L, Potter M, Rademakers R, Ramos EM, Rankin KP, Rascovsky K, Roberson ED, Rogalski E, Sengdy P, Shaw LM, Syrjanen J, Tartaglia MC, Tatton N, Taylor J, Toga A, Trojanowski JQ, Weintraub S, Wang P, Wong B, Wszolek Z, Boxer AL, Boeve BF, Kramer JH, Rosen HJ

A longitudinal characterization of perfusion in the aging brain and associations with cognition and neural structure.

Human brain mapping

Staffaroni AM, Cobigo Y, Elahi FM, Casaletto KB, Walters SM, Wolf A, Lindbergh CA, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH

White Matter Correlates of Cognitive Performance on the UCSF Brain Health Assessment.

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS

Alioto AG, Mumford P, Wolf A, Casaletto KB, Erlhoff S, Moskowitz T, Kramer JH, Rankin KP, Possin KL

Increases in a Pro-inflammatory Chemokine, MCP-1, Are Related to Decreases in Memory Over Time.

Frontiers in aging neuroscience

Bettcher BM, Neuhaus J, Wynn MJ, Elahi FM, Casaletto KB, Saloner R, Fitch R, Karydas A, Kramer JH

Cognitive aging is not created equally: differentiating unique cognitive phenotypes in "normal" adults.

Neurobiology of aging

Casaletto KB, Elahi FM, Staffaroni AM, Walters S, Contreras WR, Wolf A, Dubal D, Miller B, Yaffe K, Kramer JH

"Liquid Biopsy" of White Matter Hyperintensity in Functionally Normal Elders.

Frontiers in aging neuroscience

Elahi FM, Casaletto KB, Altendahl M, Staffaroni AM, Fletcher E, Filshtein TJ, Glymour MM, Miller BL, Hinman JD, DeCarli C, Goetzl EJ, Kramer JH

Perceived Stress is Associated with Accelerated Monocyte/Macrophage Aging Trajectories in Clinically Normal Adults.

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

Casaletto KB, Staffaroni AM, Elahi F, Fox E, Crittenden PA, You M, Neuhaus J, Glymour M, Bettcher BM, Yaffe K, Kramer JH

A comparison of biofluid cytokine markers across platform technologies: Correspondence or divergence?

Cytokine

Casaletto KB, Elahi FE, Fitch R, Walters S, Fox E, Staffaroni AM, Bettcher B, Zetterberg H, Karydas A, Rojas JC, Boxer AL, Kramer JH

Telomere attrition is associated with declines in medial temporal lobe volume and white matter microstructure in functionally independent older adults.

Neurobiology of aging

Staffaroni AM, Tosun D, Lin J, Elahi FM, Casaletto KB, Wynn MJ, Patel N, Neuhaus J, Walters SM, Epel ES, Blackburn EH, Kramer JH

National Institutes of Health Toolbox Emotion Battery for English- and Spanish-speaking adults: normative data and factor-based summary scores.

Patient related outcome measures

Babakhanyan I, McKenna BS, Casaletto KB, Nowinski CJ, Heaton RK

The Longitudinal Trajectory of Default Mode Network Connectivity in Healthy Older Adults Varies As a Function of Age and Is Associated with Changes in Episodic Memory and Processing Speed.

The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience

Staffaroni AM, Brown JA, Casaletto KB, Elahi FM, Deng J, Neuhaus J, Cobigo Y, Mumford PS, Walters S, Saloner R, Karydas A, Coppola G, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Seeley WW, Kramer JH

Cerebrospinal Fluid and Plasma Levels of Inflammation Differentially Relate to CNS Markers of Alzheimer's Disease Pathology and Neuronal Damage.

Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD

Bettcher BM, Johnson SC, Fitch R, Casaletto KB, Heffernan KS, Asthana S, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Carlsson CM, Neuhaus J, Bendlin BB, Kramer JH

Everyday Multitasking Abilities in Older HIV+ Adults: Neurobehavioral Correlates and the Mediating Role of Metacognition.

Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists

Fazeli PL, Casaletto KB, Woods SP, Umlauf A, Scott JC, Moore DJ

Construct validity of the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery in individuals with stroke.

Rehabilitation psychology

Carlozzi NE, Tulsky DS, Wolf TJ, Goodnight S, Heaton RK, Casaletto KB, Wong AWK, Baum CM, Gershon RC, Heinemann AW

Uncorrected versus demographically-corrected scores on the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery in persons with traumatic brain injury and stroke.

Rehabilitation psychology

Nitsch KP, Casaletto KB, Carlozzi NE, Tulsky DS, Heinemann AW, Heaton RK

Neuropsychological Assessment: Past and Future.

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS

Casaletto KB, Heaton RK

Neurogranin, a synaptic protein, is associated with memory independent of Alzheimer biomarkers.

Neurology

Casaletto KB, Elahi FM, Bettcher BM, Neuhaus J, Bendlin BB, Asthana S, Johnson SC, Yaffe K, Carlsson C, Blennow K, Zetterberg H, Kramer JH

Performance on a 1-week delayed recall task is associated with medial temporal lobe structures in neurologically normal older adults.

The Clinical neuropsychologist

Saloner R, Casaletto KB, Marx G, Dutt S, Vanden Bussche AB, You M, Fox E, Stiver J, Kramer JH

Validation of the NIH Toolbox in Individuals with Neurologic Disorders.

Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists

Carlozzi NE, Goodnight S, Casaletto KB, Goldsmith A, Heaton RK, Wong AWK, Baum CM, Gershon R, Heinemann AW, Tulsky DS

The role of executive functioning in memory performance in pediatric focal epilepsy.

Epilepsia

Sepeta LN, Casaletto KB, Terwilliger V, Facella-Ervolini J, Sady M, Mayo J, Gaillard WD, Berl MM

Performance of Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Whites on the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery: the roles of ethnicity and language backgrounds.

The Clinical neuropsychologist

Flores I, Casaletto KB, Marquine MJ, Umlauf A, Moore DJ, Mungas D, Gershon RC, Beaumont JL, Heaton RK

Retinal thinning is uniquely associated with medial temporal lobe atrophy in neurologically normal older adults.

Neurobiology of aging

Casaletto KB, Ward ME, Baker NS, Bettcher BM, Gelfand JM, Li Y, Chen R, Dutt S, Miller B, Kramer JH, Green AJ

Evaluating the accuracy of self-report for the diagnosis of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND): defining "symptomatic" versus "asymptomatic" HAND.

Journal of neurovirology

Obermeit LC, Beltran J, Casaletto KB, Franklin DR, Letendre S, Ellis R, Fennema-Notestine C, Vaida F, Collier AC, Marra CM, Clifford D, Gelman B, Sacktor N, Morgello S, Simpson D, McCutchan JA, Grant I, Heaton RK

Pill Burden Influences the Association Between Time-Based Prospective Memory and Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence in Younger But Not Older HIV-Infected Adults.

The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC

Sheppard DP, Weber E, Casaletto KB, Avci G, Woods SP

Demographically Corrected Normative Standards for the Spanish Language Version of the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery.

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS

Casaletto KB, Umlauf A, Marquine M, Beaumont JL, Mungas D, Gershon R, Slotkin J, Akshoomoff N, Heaton RK

Predictors of psychotropic medication adherence among HIV+ individuals living with bipolar disorder.

International journal of psychiatry in medicine

Casaletto KB, Kwan S, Montoya JL, Obermeit LC, Gouaux B, Poquette A, Heaton RK, Atkinson JH, Moore DJ

Visualisation of future task performance improves naturalistic prospective memory for some younger adults living with HIV disease.

Neuropsychological rehabilitation

Faytell MP, Doyle KL, Naar-King S, Outlaw AY, Nichols SL, Casaletto KB, Woods SP

Demographically Corrected Normative Standards for the English Version of the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery.

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS

Casaletto KB, Umlauf A, Beaumont J, Gershon R, Slotkin J, Akshoomoff N, Heaton RK

Antiretroviral Non-Adherence is Associated With a Retrieval Profile of Deficits in Verbal Episodic Memory.

The Clinical neuropsychologist

Obermeit LC, Morgan EE, Casaletto KB, Grant I, Woods SP

Individualized texting for adherence building (iTAB): improving antiretroviral dose timing among HIV-infected persons with co-occurring bipolar disorder.

AIDS and behavior

Moore DJ, Poquette A, Casaletto KB, Gouaux B, Montoya JL, Posada C, Rooney AS, Badiee J, Deutsch R, Letendre SL, Depp CA, Grant I, Atkinson JH

Reply to Haddow et al.

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Heaton RK, Franklin DR, Deutsch R, Letendre SL, Ellis RJ, Casaletto K, Marquine MJ, Woods SP, Vaida F, Atkinson JH, Marcotte TD, McCutchan JA, Collier AC, Marra CM, Clifford DB, Gelman BB, Sacktor N, Morgello S, Simpson DM, Abramson I, Gamst A, Fennema-Notestine C, Smith DM, Grant I

Self-predictions of prospective memory in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders: evidence of a metamemory deficit.

Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists

Casaletto KB, Doyle KL, Weber E, Woods SP

Neurocognitive change in the era of HIV combination antiretroviral therapy: the longitudinal CHARTER study.

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Heaton RK, Franklin DR, Deutsch R, Letendre S, Ellis RJ, Casaletto K, Marquine MJ, Woods SP, Vaida F, Atkinson JH, Marcotte TD, McCutchan JA, Collier AC, Marra CM, Clifford DB, Gelman BB, Sacktor N, Morgello S, Simpson DM, Abramson I, Gamst AC, Fennema-Notestine C, Smith DM, Grant I

The Wide Range Achievement Test-4 Reading subtest "holds" in HIV-infected individuals.

Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology

Casaletto KB, Cattie J, Franklin DR, Moore DJ, Woods SP, Grant I, Heaton RK

Depression and executive dysfunction contribute to a metamemory deficit among individuals with methamphetamine use disorders.

Addictive behaviors

Casaletto KB, Obermeit L, Morgan EE, Weber E, Franklin DR, Grant I, Woods SP

Allowing brief delays in responding improves event-based prospective memory for young adults living with HIV disease.

Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology

Loft S, Doyle KL, Naar-King S, Outlaw AY, Nichols SL, Weber E, Casaletto KB, Woods SP

Reliability and validity of composite scores from the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery in adults.

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS

Heaton RK, Akshoomoff N, Tulsky D, Mungas D, Weintraub S, Dikmen S, Beaumont J, Casaletto KB, Conway K, Slotkin J, Gershon R

Shallow encoding and forgetting are associated with dependence in instrumental activities of daily living among older adults living with HIV infection.

Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists

Fazeli PL, Doyle KL, Scott JC, Iudicello JE, Casaletto KB, Weber E, Moore DJ, Morgan EE, Grant I, Woods SP