Nair Kavitha Sukesh

Care Team Navigator & Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator
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Nair completed a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Neuroscience at UC Santa Cruz in 2021. As an undergraduate, Nair founded the National Alzheimer’s Buddies UCSC chapter and became the national Chief Operations Officer for the organization, helping to recruit new chapters and bridge intergenerational gaps in dementia care across the US. After graduation, Nair worked as a scribe at Stanford Medicine as a COMET Fellow where she was promoted to Lead Scribe and was awarded best student poster at the American Geriatrics Society's Annual Scientific Meeting in 2021 for her work studying disparities in Advance Care Planning among non-English speaking patients.
At the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, Nair is a Care Team Navigator and Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator with the Care Ecosystem study led by Dr. Katherine Possin. She supports people who are living with dementia and their families, helping them navigate the health and social challenges they may experience. She is excited to pursue her interest in improving access to high-quality dementia care and promoting healthcare equity.