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Dr Gary Small Director

Gary Small, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, is the Director of the UCLA Longevity Center and one of the world's leading physician/scientists in the fields of memory and longevity. He has developed breakthrough brain-imaging technology that allows physicians to detect brain aging and Alzheimer's disease years before patients show symptoms.


David Merrill MD, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences,

is an Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrist at UCLA. His interests include Aging and Memory Research. His Preventative Medicine projects examine factors contributing to healthy brain aging and prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Merrill received a Friends of the Semel Travel Award to present results of his research at the 2010 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease.

Randall Espinoza MD, MPH, Associate Director,

Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at UCLA, talks and lectures widely to community and professional groups on older adult issues and mental health topics.

Fernando Torres-Gil PhD, Associate Director,

also a professor of social welfare and public policy at the School of Public Affairs, is one of six new commission members appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Anya Rosensteel Staff Research Associate
Jaclyn Liu Administrative Assistant
Sherrie Goldfarb Program Representative
Anel Herrera Sr. Administrative Analyst,
Linda Ercoli PhD, Director of Geriatric Psychology
Karen Miller PhD, Director of Neuropyschological Training
Prabha Siddarth PhD, Biostatistician
Natacha Donoghue Staff Research Associate
Jacqueline Martinez Staff Research Associate
Colin Shinn Sr. Adminstrative Analyst
Nancy Yen Administrator: Division of Geriatric Psychiatry & UCLA Longevity Center
Erin Der-Mc Leod Administrative Specialist
Yena Kim Staff Research Associate