Kristine Yaffe, MD
|Title||Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology|
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||4150 Clement St|
San Francisco CA 94121
|Title||Roy and Marie Scola Endowed Chair|
|Title||Vice Chair of Research in Psychiatry|
|Yale University ||BS||Biology-Psychology |
|University of Pennyslvania ||M.D.||School of Medicine |
|University of California, San Francisco||Residency ||Neurology and Psychiatry|
|The American Academy of Neurology and American Brain Foundation||2017||Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's, and Related Diseases|
|American College of Psychiatrists ||2015||Research in Geriatric Psychiatry|
|Thomson Reuters||2014||World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds|
|American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry||2014||Distinguished Scientist Award|
|UCSF||2013||Faculty Research Award in Clinical Science |
|Johns Hopkins Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry||2013||John Mackey Award for Excellence in Dementia Care|
|UCSF Department of Psychiatry||2010||Royer Award for Academic Excellence in Psychiatry|
|American Academy of Neurology||2005||Research Award in Geriatrics|
Kristine Yaffe, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology, the Roy and Marie Scola Endowed Chair and Vice Chair of Research in Psychiatry at UCSF. 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 Disorders Clinic at the San Francisco Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. In her research, clinical work, and mentoring, she has worked 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 is the principal investigator of 8 NIH grants as well as several other grants, and she has published over 430 peer-reviewed articles (H-index=97) in numerous prestigious journals including the Lancet, BMJ, JAMA, and NEJM. Dr. Yaffe also edited a book published by Oxford Press, “Chronic Medical Disease and Cognitive Aging: Toward a Healthy Body and Brain.” In 2014, she was recognized as one of Thomas Reuters World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds and honored by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry with the Distinguished Scientist Award. Dr. Yaffe was recently awarded the prestigious Potamkin Prize by the American Academy of Neurology.
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