Tanisha Hill-Jarrett, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1651 4th Street, #371R
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of PittsburghBS2010Psychology
    University of FloridaPhD2017Clinical Psychology
    University of MichiganPostdoctoral fellow2019Clinical Neuropsychology
    UCSF Global Brain Health InstituteVisiting fellow2022Brain Health Equity

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    Tanisha Hill-Jarrett, PhD, is a neuropsychologist and an assistant professor of neurology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Her research applies intersectionality theory to understand how psychosocial stressors and structural racism and sexism impact Black women’s cognitive aging and confer risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). She is additionally interested in improving the measurement and tracking of adverse social exposures (e.g., structural racism and sexism) to better understand how they shape cognitive aging trajectories and association with incident ADRD among Black older adults. As a scientist and clinician, she is committed to making wellness and brain health accessible and participates in the Memory and Aging Center Black/African American Community Outreach Team. Dr. Hill-Jarrett uses Afrofuturism in her community-based work with Black women as a framework to create counternarratives and reimagine the future through a lens of hope. She seeks to incorporate Afrofuturism as a tool for brain health among community-dwelling Black elders and a praxis that drives social change and centers aging Black women.

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    1. Hang ups, let downs, bad breaks, setbacks: Impact of structural socioeconomic racism and resilience on cognitive change over time for persons racialized as Black. Health Equity. 2024; 1(8):254-268. Adkins-Jackson PB, Kim B, Tejera CH, Ford TF, Gobaud AN, Sherman-Wilkins KJ, Turney IC, Avila-Rieger JF, Sims KD, Okoye SM, Belsky DW, Hill-Jarrett TG, Samuel L, Solomon G, Cleeve JH, Gee G, Thorpe Jr RJ, Crews DC, Hardeman RR, Bailey ZD, Szanton SL, & Manly JJ. View Publication.
    2. Underrepresented and Underserved Populations in Neurological Research. Semin Neurol. 2024 Mar 14. Windon CC, Jackson AJ, Aguirre GA, Tucker M, Amuiri A, Hill-Jarrett T, Chen M, Pina Escuedro SD, Lieu K, Lopez L, Mei D, Tee BL, Watson CW, Agwu C, Kramer J, Lanata S. PMID: 38485127.
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    3. Characterizing Multimorbidity Prevalence and Adverse Outcomes in Ethnically and Culturally Diverse Sub-Populations in India: Gaps, Opportunities, and Future Directions. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2024 Mar 11; 21(3). Zanwar PP, Taylor R, Hill-Jarrett TG, Tsoy E, Flatt JD, Mirza Z, Hill CV, Perianayagam A. PMID: 38541326; PMCID: PMC10970139.
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    4. Comparison of approaches to control for intracranial volume in research on the association of brain volumes with cognitive outcomes. Hum Brain Mapp. 2024 Mar; 45(4):e26633. Wang J, Hill-Jarrett T, Buto P, Pederson A, Sims KD, Zimmerman SC, DeVost MA, Ferguson E, Lacar B, Yang Y, Choi M, Caunca MR, La Joie R, Chen R, Glymour MM, Ackley SF. PMID: 38433682; PMCID: PMC10910271.
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    5. Contribution of Global Amyloid-PET Imaging for Predicting Future Cognition in the MEMENTO Cohort. Neurology. 2024 Mar 26; 102(6):e208054. Ackley S, Calmasini C, Bouteloup V, Hill-Jarrett TG, Swinnerton KN, Chêne G, Dufouil C, Glymour MM, MEMENTO Cohort Study Group and DPUK. PMID: 38412412.
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    6. Associations of Everyday and Lifetime Experiences of Discrimination With Willingness to Undergo Alzheimer Disease Predictive Testing. Neurology. 2024 Feb 27; 102(4):e208005. Hill-Jarrett TG, Choi M, Buto PT, Miramontes S, Thomas MD, Yang Y, Kim MH, Sims KD, Glymour MM. PMID: 38266219.
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    7. Empathy as a crucial skill in disrupting disparities in global brain health. Front Neurol. 2023; 14:1189143. Fitri FI, Lage C, Mollayeva T, Santamaria-Garcia H, Chan M, Cominetti MR, Daria T, Fallon G, Gately D, Gichu M, Giménez S, Zuniga RG, Hadad R, Hill-Jarrett T, O'Kelly M, Martinez L, Modjaji P, Ngcobo N, Nowak R, Ogbuagu C, Roche M, Aguzzoli CS, Shin SY, Smith E, Yoseph SA, Zewde Y, Ayhan Y. PMID: 38162446; PMCID: PMC10756064.
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    8. Spouses of individuals living with mild cognitive impairment or dementia in the United States: A descriptive, population-based study. Alzheimers Dement. 2024 Mar; 20(3):1562-1572. Torres JM, Flores Romero KR, Kotwal AA, Chen R, Hill-Jarrett T, Mitchell UA, Glymour MM. PMID: 38041823; PMCID: PMC10984471.
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    9. Food Insecurity, Memory, and Dementia Among US Adults Aged 50 Years and Older. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Nov 01; 6(11):e2344186. Qian H, Khadka A, Martinez SM, Singh S, Brenowitz WD, Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Hill-Jarrett TG, Glymour MM, Vable AM. PMID: 37988079; PMCID: PMC10663972.
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    10. The Black radical imagination: a space of hope and possible futures. Front Neurol. 2023; 14:1241922. Hill-Jarrett TG. PMID: 37808484; PMCID: PMC10557459.
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    11. Exploring factors contributing to caregiver burden in family caregivers of congolese adults with suspected dementia. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2023 09; 38(9):e6004. Ikanga J, Reyes A, Zhao L, Hill-Jarrett TG, Hammers D, Epenge E, Esambo H, Kavugho I, Esselakoy C, Gikelekele G, Tshengele N, Alonso A, Robinson-Lane SG. PMID: 37712695; PMCID: PMC10901182.
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    12. Riding the merry-go-round of racial disparities in ADRD research. Alzheimers Dement. 2023 Oct; 19(10):4735-4742. Adkins-Jackson PB, Kraal AZ, Hill-Jarrett TG, George KM, Deters KD, Besser LM, Avila-Rieger JF, Turney I, Manly JJ. PMID: 37394968.
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    13. The structural and social determinants of Alzheimer's disease related dementias. Alzheimers Dement. 2023 07; 19(7):3171-3185. Adkins-Jackson PB, George KM, Besser LM, Hyun J, Lamar M, Hill-Jarrett TG, Bubu OM, Flatt JD, Heyn PC, Cicero EC, Zarina Kraal A, Pushpalata Zanwar P, Peterson R, Kim B, Turner RW, Viswanathan J, Kulick ER, Zuelsdorff M, Stites SD, Arce Rentería M, Tsoy E, Seblova D, Ng TKS, Manly JJ, Babulal G. PMID: 37074203; PMCID: PMC10599200.
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    14. A developmental approach to diversifying neuroscience through effective mentorship practices: perspectives on cross-identity mentorship and a critical call to action. Front Integr Neurosci. 2023; 17:1052418. Hill-Jarrett TG, Ng R, Cardenas-Iniguez C, Akinsanya J, Blanco I, Borland JM, Brown JS, Clemons T, Cushnie AK, Garcia J, George B, Hassinan CW, Hines TJ, Landayan D, McCorkle TA, Meckel KR, Metcalfe M, Montoya SA, Rose DK, Warren DR. PMID: 36845406; PMCID: PMC9944572.
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    15. “Ooh, you got to holler sometime”: Pain meaning and experiences of Black older adults. Meanings of Pain: Vulnerable or Special Groups of People. 2022; 3:45-64. Sheria Robinson-Lane, Tanisha G. Hill-Jarrett, Mary R. Janevic.
    16. The role of coping in the relationship between endorsement of the strong Black woman schema and depressive symptoms among Black women. Journal of Black Psychology. 2021; 47(7):578-592. Martinique K. Jones, Tanisha G. Hill-Jarrett, Kyjeila Latimer, Akilah Reynolds, Nekya Garrett, Ivyonne Harris, Stephanie Joseph, Alexis Jones.
    17. Gendered racism and subjective cognitive complaints among older black women: The role of depression and coping. Clin Neuropsychol. 2022 02; 36(2):479-502. Hill-Jarrett TG, Jones MK. PMID: 33998956.
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    18. Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics: Black Older Adults in the Era of Black Lives Matter. Psychosocial and physical contextual factors in cognitive aging in older Blacks. 2021; 41:327-362. Ketlyne Sol, Tanisha G. Hill-Jarrett. .
    19. Education differentially contributes to cognitive reserve across racial/ethnic groups. Alzheimers Dement. 2021 01; 17(1):70-80. Avila JF, Rentería MA, Jones RN, Vonk JMJ, Turney I, Sol K, Seblova D, Arias F, Hill-Jarrett T, Levy SA, Meyer O, Racine AM, Tom SE, Melrose RJ, Deters K, Medina LD, Carrión CI, Díaz-Santos M, Byrd DR, Chesebro A, Colon J, Igwe KC, Maas B, Brickman AM, Schupf N, Mayeux R, Manly JJ. PMID: 32827354; PMCID: PMC8376080.
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    20. Neuropsychology in Africa. Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. 2018; 2444-2449. Tanisha G. Hill-Jarrett, Jean Ikanga, Anthony Y. Stringer.
    21. Normal development of context processing using the AXCPT paradigm. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0197812. Polizzotto NR, Hill-Jarrett T, Walker C, Cho RY. PMID: 29852005; PMCID: PMC5979008.
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    22. Visuospatial attention after traumatic brain injury: The role of hemispheric specialization. Brain Inj. 2015; 29(13-14):1617-29. Hill-Jarrett TG, Gravano JT, Sozda CN, Perlstein WM. PMID: 26451899.
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