People

Ariane Welch

Speech Language Pathologist

Ariane is a speech language pathologist from Australia. She performs diagnostic speech and language assessments for research participants with primary progressive aphasia (PPA), treats patients with PPA via our PPA Speech Therapy trial and researches the diagnosis and treatment of motor speech disorders in PPA. 

Hannah Wiest

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Hannah Wiest is an assistant clinical research coordinator in the MAC Clinical Trials program and Boxer lab.

Samuel Wilson

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Charles Windon, MD

Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellow

Charles Windon, MD, is a behavioral neurology fellow at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. In his current role, he participates in the clinical care of those with neurodegenerative disease and also participates in the research evaluations of those referred to the Memory and Aging Center with a multitude of neurological conditions. Charles is also involved in the community outreach program at the MAC, with a particular interest in outreach to underserved communities, especially the African American community within the San Francisco Bay Area.

Amy Wise

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Amy graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2020, where she majored in Molecular & Cellular Biology – Neurobiology and minored in Interdisciplinary Human Rights. Throughout her time at Cal, Amy completed an independent research project on the effects of individualized music on symptoms of agitation in persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

Laura Wise

Administrative Officer

Laura Wise was born and raised in San Francisco. She has a bachelor of science degree in health education from San Francisco State University. Laura always had a passion for promoting health education in underserved communities and serving as an advocate for access to better healthcare and medical treatment resources for people of color. She also has a passion for supporting troubled youth in navigating mental and physical health challenges.

Amy Wolf

Imaging Core Manager

Amy is the imaging core manager for the Memory and Aging Center.

Nicole Yabut

Clinical Research Coordinator

Nicole graduated from UC Davis in 2015 with an AB degree in psychology. Before joining the Alba Lab in 2018, Nicole worked with Dr. Jeffrey Sall in the UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care and Dr. Simona Ghetti in the UC Davis Memory and Development Lab to investigate the relationship between anesthesia exposure and recognition memory in children. She is interested in studying the conditions that modulate the limitations of cognitive and perceptual processes.

Kristine Yaffe, MD

Professor and Vice Chair

Kristine Yaffe, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology, the Roy and Marie Scola Endowed Chair and Vice Chair of Research in Psychiatry at UCSF. Dr. Yaffe is dually trained in neurology and psychiatry and completed postdoctoral training in epidemiology and geriatric psychiatry, all at UCSF. In addition to her positions at UCSF, Dr. Yaffe is the Chief of Neuropsychiatry and the Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic at the San Francisco Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.

Stacey Yamamoto

Monitoring & Evaluation Program Manager, GBHI

As a Monitoring and Evaluation Program Manager for the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), Stacey is responsible for collecting and analyzing program data to inform continuous improvement efforts and over time, demonstrating the impact of the GBHI community. Stacey’s academic training and past experience in health disparities research, program evaluation and public health practice have ignited her passion for translational research with a focus on social impact.
 

Jennifer Yokoyama, PhD

Associate Professor

Jennifer Yokoyama obtained her doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics from UCSF in December 2010 with Dr. Steven Hamilton (Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Human Genetics). Her dissertation comprised work within the Canine Behavioral Genetics Project, utilizing purebred dogs as genetic models for studying neuropsychiatric disease. Utilizing community-based canine DNA samples, Dr.

Michelle You

Research Coordinator

At the Memory and Aging Center, Michelle works primarily on a longitudinal study on healthy aging. Lead by Dr. Joel Kramer, this study looks at the multiplicity of factors that influence cognitive aging in older adults, from lifestyle factors to relevant biomarkers.

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