Kristine Yaffe, MD
|Title||Professor in Residence|
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||VAMC Box 181|
Kristine Yaffe, MD is Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Associate Chair of Research for the Department of Psychiatry. She is also Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry and Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. In both her research and in her clinical work, she has directed her efforts towards improving the care of patients with cognitive disorders and other geriatric neuropsychiatric conditions.
Dr. Yaffe's research has focused on the predictors and outcomes of cognitive decline and dementia in older adults. She is particularly interested in identifying novel risk factors for cognitive impairment that may lead to strategies to prevent cognitive decline. Dr. Yaffe currently has funded studies investigating physical and intellectual activity, sleep disorders, chronic medical conditions including diabetes, obesity and chronic kidney disease, and depression. Another more recent focus of her work is conceptualization and characterization of Healthy Brain Aging. Her work has been published in numerous prestigious journals including the Lancet, JAMA, and The New England Journal of Medicine and she is currently funded by the NIH, DOD, State of California Public Health Department, the Alzheimer Association and other foundations.
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