Dr. Kristine Yaffe is the Scola Endowed Chair and Vice Chair, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Epidemiology, and Director of the Center for Population Brain Health at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a leading expert in the field of dementia and brain health. Her research bridges neurology, psychiatry, and epidemiology with a primary focus on prevention and modifiable risk factors. She is the principal investigator of multiple grants from the NIH, Department of Defense, and several foundations. In 2019, Dr. Yaffe was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. She is also a member of the Beeson Scientific Advisory Board and the Global Council on Brain Health. She served as the Co-Chair of the United States’ National Academy of Medicine’s Committee on Cognitive Aging which released a report in 2015 entitled, “Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action”. With over 500 peer-reviewed articles (H-index=135; recognized by Clarivate Analytics as one of the most highly cited researchers in her field), Dr. Yaffe has received several awards for her groundbreaking work in dementia prevention, including the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry’s Distinguished Scientist Award and the American Academy of Neurology’s Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s Research.