People

Golnaz Yadollahikhales

Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellow

Dr. Golnaz Yadollahikhales graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran in 2014 with honors. During her seven years of medical school, she worked on animal studies on the pathophysiology of memory using scopolamine and ketamine. She started working as a research fellow at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts in 2015.

Kristine Yaffe, MD

Professor and Vice Chair

Kristine Yaffe, MD, is the Scola Endowed Chair and Vice Chair, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Epidemiology, and Director of the Center for Population Brain Health at the University of California, San Francisco. 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 Evaluation Clinic at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

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.
 

Lucy Yan

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

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.

Clayton Young

Data Engineer

Clayton was introduced to research during his time at UC Davis, where he obtained his BS degree in psychology (biology emphasis). As an undergraduate, he assisted in investigating attention, visual working memory and language processing using EEG/ERPs and eye-tracking. Upon graduating, he gained clinical experience as a psychometrist in a private neuropsychology practice, which led to his interest in working with aging populations.

Ehud Zeltzer

Behavioral Neurology Clinical Fellow

Dr. Ehud Zeltzer joined the Memory and Aging Center (MAC) in 2021. He graduated from the Medical School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2010. He then served as a flight surgeon and clinic commander in the Israeli Air Force until 2015. He completed his Neurology Residency in Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov), where he served as chief resident and passed the Neurology Board Exams with honors.

Qixing Zhang

Practice Coordinator

Karen Zhang

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Karen graduated from Northwestern University with her BA degree in Music and Biological Sciences. During her time at Northwestern, she coordinated and taught with the Academy of Music and Arts for Special Needs (AMASE), a student organization that provides free music lessons and arts enrichment to Chicagoland youth with disabilities. As a music student, Karen frequently performed as a member of the Northwestern Saxophone Ensemble, Northwestern Saxophone Quartets, and Northwestern Symphonic Band.

Liwen Zhang, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Liwen Zhang is a postdoctoral fellow in the Lee Dementia Imaging Genetics Lab. She received her PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Groningen in 2016. After that, she worked as a research fellow at the National University of Singapore and Duke-NUS Medical School jointly, where she worked on Alzheimer’s disease using neuroimaging methods.

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