Shireen Javandel

Assistant Director for Operations and Impact, GBHI
+1 415 476-1688

Shireen provides oversight for resource allocation, risk mitigation, budgeting, and logistics for the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. She works closely with the Department of Neurology and other groups to optimize the administration of the program within UCSF. Shireen also oversees the growing impact portfolio in partnership with Global Atlantic Fellows and UCSF Memory and Aging Center faculty, providing leadership for the Pilot Program for Global Brain Health Leaders, research initiatives and partnerships with the US Alzheimer’s Association, the National Institutes of Health and other agencies working with Atlantic Fellows towards transformative impact.

Shireen has been involved in launching and managing numerous domestic and international research projects, including the Atlantic Fellow-led ReDLat consortium. She previously managed the HIV research program with the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and, before coming to UCSF in 2014, she worked in education, coordinating work-placed based mentorships for underserved middle school students.


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Symptom Management in Older Individuals with HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder.

AIDS and behavior

Moskowitz JT, Sharma B, Javandel S, Moran P, Paul R, De Gruttola V, Tomov D, Azmy H, Sandoval R, Hillis M, Chen KP, Tsuei T, Addington EL, Cummings PD, Hellmuth J, Allen IE, Ances BM, Valcour V, Milanini B

Classification of Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia using routine clinical and cognitive measures across multicentric underrepresented samples: A cross sectional observational study.

Lancet regional health. Americas

Maito MA, Santamar?a-Garc?a H, Moguilner S, Possin KL, Godoy ME, Avila-Funes JA, Behrens MI, Brusco IL, Bruno MA, Cardona JF, Custodio N, Garc?a AM, Javandel S, Lopera F, Matallana DL, Miller B, de Oliveira MO, Pina-Escudero SD, Slachevsky A, Ortiz ALS, Takada LT, Tagliazuchi E, Valcour V, Yokoyama JS, Iba?ez A

Validity of Digital Assessments in Screening for HIV-Related Cognitive Impairment: a Review.

Current HIV/AIDS reports

Wilson S, Milanini B, Javandel S, Nyamayaro P, Valcour V

Cerebrovascular Disease Correlates With Longitudinal Brain Atrophy in Virally Suppressed Older People Living With HIV.

Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)

Samboju V, Cobigo Y, Paul R, Naasan G, Hillis M, Tsuei T, Javandel S, Valcour V, Milanini B

Caregiving for Patients With Frontotemporal Dementia in Latin America.

Frontiers in neurology

Piña-Escudero SD, Aguirre GA, Javandel S, Longoria-Ibarrola EM

Ensemble machine learning classification of daily living abilities among older people with HIV.


Paul R, Tsuei T, Cho K, Belden A, Milanini B, Bolzenius J, Javandel S, McBride J, Cysique L, Lesinski S, Valcour V

Mindfulness-based stress reduction for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder: Rationale and protocol for a randomized controlled trial in older adults.

Contemporary clinical trials

Addington EL, Javandel S, De Gruttola V, Paul R, Milanini B, Ances BM, Moskowitz JT, Valcour V

Associations Between Plasma Immunomodulatory and Inflammatory Mediators With VACS Index Scores Among Older HIV-Infected Adults on Antiretroviral Therapy.

Frontiers in immunology

Premeaux TA, Javandel S, Hosaka KRJ, Greene M, Therrien N, Allen IE, Corley MJ, Valcour VG, Ndhlovu LC

Plasma inflammatory biomarkers link to diffusion tensor imaging metrics in virally suppressed HIV-infected individuals.

AIDS (London, England)

Chang K, Premeaux TA, Cobigo Y, Milanini B, Hellmuth J, Rubin LH, Javandel S, Allen I, Ndhlovu LC, Paul R, Valcour V

Longitudinal brain atrophy patterns and neuropsychological performance in older adults with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder compared with early Alzheimer's disease.

Neurobiology of aging

Milanini B, Samboju V, Cobigo Y, Paul R, Javandel S, Hellmuth J, Allen I, Miller B, Valcour V

Geriatric Syndromes in Older Adults Living with HIV and Cognitive Impairment.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Hosaka KRJ, Greene M, Premeaux TA, Javandel S, Allen IE, Ndhlovu LC, Valcour V

A neuropathologic diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in an older adult with HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder.


Hellmuth J, Milanini B, Masliah E, Tartaglia MC, Dunlop MB, Moore DJ, Javandel S, DeVaughn S, Valcour V