Niall Kavanagh

Communications Officer, GBHI
+1 415 476-4082 ext. 105
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Niall Kavanagh is a communications officer with the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI). Based at UCSF, he is responsible for developing and sharing the stories and messages of GBHI and the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health.

Prior to joining GBHI, Niall was a communications analyst for the UCSF division of HIV, ID & Global Medicine in the Department of Medicine. There, he directed public and media relations, wrote original news stories, and produced community events. As a research coordinator at Stanford University and Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto, Niall managed studies considering brain structure and function, blood pressure, and kidney disease. He also completed a fellowship at Stanford in which he led storytelling workshops for older adults and learned to appreciate the challenges of aging and the power of story.