Theresa A. Allison, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics, with a secondary appointment in Family and Community Medicine. She completed both her MD and PhD (Musicology) through the University of Illinois Medical Scholars Program. She completed family practice residency and geriatric fellowship training at UCSF. Dr. Allison’s research sits at the intersection of music, well-being, dementia and relationships, bridging the medical humanities and health sciences. Her research areas include the potential for music to improve quality of life in diverse dementia caregiving relationships in the home and nursing home; and the perceived health benefits of group singing. She provides geriatrics clinical care in the San Francisco VA Health Care System.