Alice Hua, PhD

Title(s)Counseling Psychologist, Dean's Office
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address513 Parnassus Avenue, MSB
San Francisco CA 94143
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    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral FellowshipClinical Psychology Training Program
    University of California, San FranciscoPredoctoral InternshipClinical Psychology Training Program
    University of California, BerkeleyPhDClinical Psychology
    University of California, Berkeley BAPsychology

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    Alice Hua, PhD (she/her) is a clinical psychologist at the UCSF Medical Student Well-Being Program. In this role, she provides free, short-term, confidential therapy services to UCSF medical students, as well as consultations for mental health services and resources. She collaborates with deans, faculty, program directors, and staff to integrate mental health discussions and psychological skills building as part of the medical school curriculum. She is also on the Wellness and Mental Health Committee, which is a collaboration between students, staff, and faculty members who are dedicated to addressing wellness and mental health needs of students in the School of Medicine. Her approach is affirming of all identities and their intersections. She works with clients to acknowledge their strengths, address the impacts of culture and oppressive systems on mental health, and build skills rooted in clients’ goals and values.

    She earned her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco in the Psychiatry and Neurology departments. Her research focused on how the brain supports emotions and empathy, as well as how the emotional lives of caregivers impact their mental health. She draws from her knowledge of brain-behavior relationships and affective science to enhance clinical care.

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    1. Diminished baseline autonomic outflow in semantic dementia relates to left-lateralized insula atrophy. Neuroimage Clin. 2023; 40:103522. Hua AY, Roy ARK, Kosik EL, Morris NA, Chow TE, Lukic S, Montembeault M, Borghesani V, Younes K, Kramer JH, Seeley WW, Perry DC, Miller ZA, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Rankin KP, Gorno-Tempini ML, Sturm VE. PMID: 37820490; PMCID: PMC10582496.
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    2. Empathic Accuracy and Shared Depressive Symptoms in Close Relationships. Clin Psychol Sci. 2023 May; 11(3):509-525. Brown CL, Grimm KJ, Wells JL, Hua AY, Levenson RW. PMID: 37206479; PMCID: PMC10193708.
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    3. Right temporal degeneration and socioemotional semantics: semantic behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia. Brain. 2022 11 21; 145(11):4080-4096. Younes K, Borghesani V, Montembeault M, Spina S, Mandelli ML, Welch AE, Weis E, Callahan P, Elahi FM, Hua AY, Perry DC, Karydas A, Geschwind D, Huang E, Grinberg LT, Kramer JH, Boxer AL, Rabinovici GD, Rosen HJ, Seeley WW, Miller ZA, Miller BL, Sturm VE, Rankin KP, Gorno-Tempini ML. PMID: 35731122; PMCID: PMC10200288.
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    4. Design and Implementation of a Clinical Science Specialty Clinic for Adults with Neurological Disorders and Their Caregivers. Train Educ Prof Psychol. 2023 Aug; 17(3):277-287. Howe ES, Shdo SM, Elliott MV, Hua AY, Tang NM, Dronkers NF, Levenson RW. PMID: 38390216; PMCID: PMC10883349.
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    5. Diminished preparatory physiological responses in frontotemporal lobar degeneration syndromes. Brain Commun. 2022; 4(2):fcac075. Chen KH, Hua AY, Toller G, Lwi SJ, Otero MC, Haase CM, Rankin KP, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Levenson RW. PMID: 35441132; PMCID: PMC9014451.
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    6. Poor Disgust Suppression Is Associated with Increased Anxiety in Caregivers of People with Neurodegenerative Disease. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2021 08 13; 76(7):1302-1312. Wells JL, Hua AY, Levenson RW. PMID: 32322886; PMCID: PMC8363043.
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    7. Emotional and Cognitive Empathy in Caregivers of Persons with Neurodegenerative Disease: Relationships with Caregiver Mental Health. Clin Psychol Sci. 2021 May 01; 9(3):449-466. Hua AY, Wells JL, Brown CL, Levenson RW. PMID: 34194871; PMCID: PMC8240761.
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    8. Smaller Volume in Left-Lateralized Brain Structures Correlates with Greater Experience of Negative Non-target Emotions in Neurodegenerative Diseases. Cereb Cortex. 2021 01 01; 31(1):15-31. Chen KH, Hua AY, Lwi SJ, Haase CM, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Levenson RW. PMID: 32820325; PMCID: PMC7727364.
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    9. Emotion Recognition and Reactivity in Persons With Neurodegenerative Disease Are Differentially Associated With Caregiver Health. Gerontologist. 2020 09 15; 60(7):1233-1243. Brown CL, Wells JL, Hua AY, Chen KH, Merrilees J, Miller BL, Levenson RW. PMID: 32293012; PMCID: PMC7491438.
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    10. Comparing two facets of emotion perception across multiple neurodegenerative diseases. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2020 07 01; 15(5):511-522. Brown CL, Hua AY, De Coster L, Sturm VE, Kramer JH, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Levenson RW. PMID: 32363385; PMCID: PMC7328026.
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    11. Physiological, behavioral and subjective sadness reactivity in frontotemporal dementia subtypes. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2019 12 30; 14(12):1453-1465. Hua AY, Chen KH, Brown CL, Lwi SJ, Casey JJ, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Levenson RW. PMID: 31993653; PMCID: PMC7137727.
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    12. Neurodegenerative Disease Caregivers' 5-HTTLPR Genotype Moderates the Effect of Patients' Empathic Accuracy Deficits on Caregivers' Well-Being. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 10; 27(10):1046-1056. Wells JL, Brown CL, Hua AY, Soyster PD, Chen KH, Dokuru DR, Coppola G, Haase CM, Levenson RW. PMID: 31133468; PMCID: PMC6739173.
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    13. Evaluating Patient Brain and Behavior Pathways to Caregiver Health in Neurodegenerative Diseases. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2019; 47(1-2):42-54. Hua AY, Wells JL, Haase CM, Chen KH, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Levenson RW. PMID: 30630168; PMCID: PMC6568322.
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    14. Resting parasympathetic dysfunction predicts prosocial helping deficits in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. Cortex. 2018 12; 109:141-155. Sturm VE, Sible IJ, Datta S, Hua AY, Perry DC, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Seeley WW, Rosen HJ. PMID: 30317048; PMCID: PMC6261789.
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    15. Network Architecture Underlying Basal Autonomic Outflow: Evidence from Frontotemporal Dementia. J Neurosci. 2018 10 17; 38(42):8943-8955. Sturm VE, Brown JA, Hua AY, Lwi SJ, Zhou J, Kurth F, Eickhoff SB, Rosen HJ, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Levenson RW, Seeley WW. PMID: 30181137; PMCID: PMC6191520.
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    16. Early affective changes and increased connectivity in preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2018; 10:471-479. Fredericks CA, Sturm VE, Brown JA, Hua AY, Bilgel M, Wong DF, Resnick SM, Seeley WW. PMID: 30302368; PMCID: PMC6174255.
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    17. Enhanced Positive Emotional Reactivity Undermines Empathy in Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia. Front Neurol. 2018; 9:402. Hua AY, Sible IJ, Perry DC, Rankin KP, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Rosen HJ, Sturm VE. PMID: 29915557; PMCID: PMC5994409.
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    18. Early vs late age at onset frontotemporal dementia and frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Neurology. 2018 03 20; 90(12):e1047-e1056. Seo SW, Thibodeau MP, Perry DC, Hua A, Sidhu M, Sible I, Vargas JNS, Gaus SE, Rabinovici GD, Rankin KD, Boxer AL, Kramer JH, Rosen HJ, Gorno-Tempini ML, Grinberg LT, Huang EJ, DeArmond SJ, Trojanowski JQ, Miller BL, Seeley WW. PMID: 29453245; PMCID: PMC5874448.
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    19. Prosocial deficits in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia relate to reward network atrophy. Brain Behav. 2017 10; 7(10):e00807. Sturm VE, Perry DC, Wood K, Hua AY, Alcantar O, Datta S, Rankin KP, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Kramer JH. PMID: 29075567; PMCID: PMC5651391.
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    20. Advancing functional dysconnectivity and atrophy in progressive supranuclear palsy. Neuroimage Clin. 2017; 16:564-574. Brown JA, Hua AY, Trujllo A, Attygalle S, Binney RJ, Spina S, Lee SE, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Rosen HJ, Boxer AL, Seeley WW. PMID: 28951832; PMCID: PMC5605489.
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    21. Increased subjective experience of non-target emotions in patients with frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Curr Opin Behav Sci. 2017 Jun; 15:77-84. Chen KH, Lwi SJ, Hua AY, Haase CM, Miller BL, Levenson RW. PMID: 29457053; PMCID: PMC5810592.
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    22. Dominant hemisphere lateralization of cortical parasympathetic control as revealed by frontotemporal dementia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Apr 26; 113(17):E2430-9. Guo CC, Sturm VE, Zhou J, Gennatas ED, Trujillo AJ, Hua AY, Crawford R, Stables L, Kramer JH, Rankin K, Levenson RW, Rosen HJ, Miller BL, Seeley WW. PMID: 27071080; PMCID: PMC4855566.
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