AME Leadership

 

The AME Center Directors, Faculty, Postdoctoral Scholars, Staff, and Core Collaborators share the goal of improving the ‘healthspan’ of individuals and communities, from conception to the 'golden years'.

Our leaders focus on understanding how enhancing emotion regulation and coping mechanisms as well as daily lifestyle and restorative behaviors, including sleep, physical activity, social connectivity and purpose in life may improve biological and psychological resilience to aging. Our award winning research is funded by private foundations and National Institute of Health (NIH).

The AME Center Staff also includes biostatisticians, clinical research coordinators, and emerging scholars who support AME’s research studies and programms.

Click here to join our team and find out about internship opportunities. 

AME Center Directors

Faculty

Alexandra Crosswell, PhD

Asst Professor

Jennifer Felder, PhD

Asst Professor

Carter Lebares, MD

Asst Professor

Jue Lin, PhD

Director of the Telomere Biology Core Lab

Ashley Mason, PhD

Asst Professor

Danielle Roubinov, PhD

Asst Professor

Janet Wojcicki, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

Owen Wolkowitz, MD

Professor

Postdoctoral Scholars

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Elissa Hamlat, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Kimberly Lockwood, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Stefanie Mayer, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Rachel Radin, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor

AME Staff

Samantha Schilf

Executive Director, AME Center

Sylvia Cheng

Statistician

Michael Coccia

Statistician

Sarah Fisher

Clinical Research Coordinator

Elena Fromer

AME Lab Manager, Clinical Research Coordinator

Joanna Guan

Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

Julie Vaccaro

Clinical Research Coordinator

Core Collaborators

Nancy Adler, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair

Wolfram Alderson

Social Impact Advisor

Kirstin Aschbacher, PhD

Associate Professor

Nicki Bush, PhD

Associate Professor

David H. Chae, ScD, MA

Associate Professor

Tomas Cabeza de Baca, PhD

Teaching Faculty

Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW

Director of the Greater Good Science Center

Melissa Hagan, PhD

Asst Professor

Synthia Mellon, PhD

Recall Professor

Wendy Berry Mendes, PhD

Sarlo/Ekman Endowed Chair in the Study of Human Emotion

Aoife O'donovan, PhD

Asst Professor

Matt Pantell, MD, MS

Asst Professor

Cliff Saron, PhD

Professor

Alumni

Hiba Abousleiman, M_Osher Center

Justine Arenander, UC Berkeley

Nicky Barua, Social Media Intern

Annaliese Beery, PhD, Smith College

Rashida Brown, PhD,

Lahnna Catalino, PhD, Scripps

Kimberly Coleman-Phox, MPH, UCSF

Nikko Da Paz, PhD, M_CHC-General

Anita Eskildsen, MSC, AARHUS University, Denmark

Elsea Esparza, UC Davis

Amanda Gilbert, M_Psychiatry

Lisa Groesz, PhD, Private Practice

Emily Goard Jacobs, PhD , UC Santa Barbara

Eve Kupferman, PhD, UCSF

Anthony Meza, UC Berkeley

Erin Nakahara, M_CHC-General

Belinda Needham, PhD, MA, University of Michigan

Samantha Schleicher, M_Osher Center

Olivia Shin, M_CHC-General

George Slavich, PhD, UCLA

Angie To, UC Berkeley

Janet Tomiyama, PhD, UCLA

Angela Wackerly, Clinical Research Coordinator