People

Mai Anh Bui, MA

Data Scientist III

Mai Anh Bui is a data scientist III at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. She previously worked as a data scientist at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, in which she used her analytic strengths to help education systems improve outcomes. She also worked at the World Bank Group, and the International Monetary Fund, where she utilized time series analysis and regression models to forecast gross domestic product and assess country risk.

Nhat Bui, NP

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Nhật Bùi earned her master’s degree in nursing here at UCSF in 2016. She is certified as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Nhật assists with the Alzheimer’s Dementia Research Center and clinical trial projects by conducting patient assessments and caregiver interviews for observational research studies and clinical drug trials.

Pavina Bumphenboon

Practice Coordinator

Pavina is a practice coordinator for the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Clinic.

Claire Cadwallader, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Claire is a postdoctoral fellow in neuropsychology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center under the mentorship of Associate Professor Kaitlin Casaletto. Her research interests involve the role of lifestyle factors, such as physical activity, in supporting healthy brain aging and protecting against neurodegenerative disease.
 

Pat Callahan

Research Data Analyst

Pat is a research analyst in the Social Function Lab led by Dr. Katherine Rankin.

Lana Callies

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Lana is a research coordinator in Dr. Joel Kramer’s lab working primarily on the Active Mind Clinical Trial as well as the Brain Aging Network for Cognitive Health study and the Mechanisms of Executive Decline study. She graduated with a BS degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from UC Davis in June 2022

Ellie Carpenter

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator, Dyslexia Center

Originally from Austin, Ellie graduated from the University of San Francisco with her BA degree in psychology in 2023. At the University of San Francisco, Ellie was a research assistant in the Learning and Memory Lab where she studied thought suppression and the rebound effect. She was also a research assistant in the Social Cognition Lab studying moral outrage in virtual settings. 

Jessie Carr, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Carr is a postdoctoral fellow in the Yokoyama neurogenetics lab.

Sharita Carthen

GBHI Administrative Assistant

Kaitlin Casaletto, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Kaitlin Casaletto is a scientist-practitioner, board-certified neuropsychologist, and Associate Professor at the UC San Francisco Memory and Aging Center (MAC). She leads a research program identifying novel biobehavioral targets of dementia prevention. Her work has a particular lens towards sex differences and translational study designs that leverage proteomic and digital health approaches to identify targets of cognitive resilience to aging.

Josie Castro

Practice Coordinator

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