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Epidemiology of Cognitive Aging: Why Observational Studies Still Matter

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Kristine Yaffe, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Epidemiology
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences Roy and Marie Scola Endowed Chair
Vice Chair of Research in Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco


Dr. Yaffe's research focuses on the epidemiology of dementia and cognitive aging. As the principal investigator of multiple grants from the NIH, Department of Defense, and several foundations, she is a leading expert in the modifiable risk factors of dementia, and she has published over 500 peer-reviewed articles (H-index=130; recognized by Clarivate Analytics as one of the most highly cited researchers in her field). Dr. Yaffe served as the Co-Chair of the United States’ Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Cognitive Aging which released a report in 2015 entitled, “Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action”. She is a member of the Beeson Scientific Advisory Board and the Global Council on Brain Health. Dr. Yaffe has received several awards for her distinguished, scholarly work, including the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry’s Distinguished Scientist Award and the American Academy of Neurology’s Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s Research.

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