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NCIRE-The Veterans Health Research Institute is the leading private nonprofit institute devoted to Veterans health research in the United States. Our mission is to advance Veterans health through research.

We support the work of some of the nation's foremost physicians and scientists at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the premier biomedical research facility in the VA system. All have faculty appointments at the University of California, San Francisco, which has its own proud traditions of research and patient care. We also partner with the U.S. Department of Defense to support health research on behalf of our men and women in the Armed Forces.

Those who have served in uniform have given their best for their country. In return, we believe that they deserve nothing less than the best health care research we can provide.

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Kristine Yaffe, MD

Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry, SFVAHCS
Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic, SFVAHCS
Vice Chair of Clinical and Translational Research, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF
Roy and Maria Scola Endowed Chair in Psychiatry, UCSF
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Epidemiology, UCSF
Email: kristine.yaffe@va.gov

Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, Aging, and Health

Dr. Yaffe's research focuses on the epidemiology of cognitive aging and late life dementia. In both her research, clinical work, and mentoring, she has directed her efforts towards improving the care of patients with cognitive disorders and other geriatric neuropsychiatric conditions.  She is the principal investigator of 7 NIH grants as well as grants from the Department of Defense and the Alzheimer’s Association. She serves on the Beeson Scientific Advisory Committee, the Council of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, and the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference Scientific Planning Committee (Chair in 2012 and 2013). She is the Vice Chair of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Public Health Dimensions of Cognitive Aging and a standing member of the NIA Neuroscience of Aging Review Committee.  In addition to publishing over 300 peer-reviewed articles (H-index=85) in numerous prestigious journals including the Lancet, BMJ, JAMA, and NEJM, Dr. Yaffe also edited a book published by Oxford Press in 2013, “Chronic Medical Disease and Cognitive Aging: Toward a Healthy Body and Brain.” She has been recognized for her scholarly work by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Distinguished Scientist Award.

 

To see Dr. Yaffe on Pub Med, click here.