JAMA Neurology interviews Dr. Yaffe on disadvantaged neighborhoods and dementia risk

July 21, 2023
Drs. Dintica and Yaffe, in collaboration with Dr. Amy Kind, Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, have published a new study that investigates the association between the Area Deprivation Index (ADI), a measure of neighborhood disadvantage, and...

Dr. Yaffe recognized as one of the top Female Scientists in the World

April 13, 2023 released its inaugural ranking of the Best Female Scientists in the World.  Based on major contributions to major journals, conference proceedings, and H-index, Dr.  Yaffe ranked 49th internationally, 34th nationally, and 2nd at UCSF as one of the top female scientists Learn more about...

Sleep Medications May Be Associated with Increased Risk of Dementia

March 09, 2023
Do sleep medications increase your chances of dementia? | UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Early Cardiovascular disease linked to worse brain health in midlife

January 26, 2023
A new study published in Neurology and authored by Center for Population Brain Health investigators (Xiaqing Jiang et al) indicates that adults with early cardiovascular disease are more likely to have worse cognition, white matter hyperintensities

Dr. Yaffe awarded the VA's highest honor for clinical research

January 23, 2023
Kristine Yaffe, MD, has been named the 2022 John B. Barnwell Award recipient by the VA's Clinical Science Research and Development (CSR&D) service in recognition of her significant contributions as a leader in the field of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The award is CSR&D's...

Dr. Yaffe ranked in the top 1 percent for impact in her field

January 23, 2023
Researchers that rank in the top 1 percent for impact in their fields have demonstrated significant and broad influence, reflected in their publication of multiple highly cited papers, according to a new analysis of research citations by the science and intellectual property company Clarivate. ...

Study: Elevated blood pressure associated with brain aging

July 06, 2022
A new study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia indicates that elevated blood pressure from early to mid adulthood, even below clinical cut-offs, is associated with advanced brain aging in mid-life. Access the study here.

Shea Andrews, PhD, joins UCSF!

June 27, 2022
We are excited to welcome Shea Andrews, PhD, to our faculty! Dr. Andrews investigates the genetic epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). He completed his PhD in medical sciences at The Australian National University and his postdoctoral fellowship at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai,...

Study: Rest-activity rhythms and cognitive impairment in older women

June 17, 2022
A new study, published in the latest online edition of Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, looks at a comprehensive set of parametric and nonparametric characteristics of rest-activity rhythms in relation to mild cognitive impairment and probable dementia in a cohort of older women. Overall...

Study: Hospice disenrollment and people with dementia

June 09, 2022
People with dementia (PWD) are at high risk for hospice disenrollment, yet little is known about patterns of disenrollment among the growing number of hospice enrollees with dementia. In a new study published by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, a retrospective, observational cohort...