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

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Felder, PhD

Assistant Professor

Jue Lin, PhD

Professional Research

Ashley Mason, PhD

Associate Professor

Stefanie Mayer, PhD

Assistant Professor

Rachel Radin, PhD

Assistant Professor

Janet Wojcicki, PhD, MPH

Adjunct Professor

Owen Wolkowitz, MD

Professor Emeritus

Postdoctoral Scholars

Brian Don, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Darwin Guevarra, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

AME Staff

Elnaz Ahmadi

Asst. Clinical Research Coord.

Ethan Dutcher

Statistician

Elena Fromer, BA

AME Lab Manager, Clinical Research Coordinator

Bresh Merino

Ast CRC

Julia Moore

Research Data Analyst 2

Julie Vaccaro

Clinical Research Coordinator

Core Collaborators

Nancy Adler, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Wolfram Alderson

Social Impact Advisor

Kirstin Aschbacher, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor

Nicki Bush, PhD

Div. Chief for Development Med

David H. Chae, ScD, MA

Associate Professor

Stacy Drury

Director of Telomere Research Network

Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW

Director of the Greater Good Science Center

Elissa Hamlat, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Frederick Hecht, MD

Professor in Residence

Andrew Krystal, MD

Professor In Residence

Synthia Mellon, PhD

Recall Professor

Wendy Berry Mendes, PhD

Director of HPL

Aoife O'Donovan, PhD

Assoc. Professor In Residence

Matt Pantell, MD, MS

HS Asst Clinical Professor

Danielle Roubinov, PhD

Asst Adjunct Professor

Cliff Saron, PhD

Professor

Anthony S. Zannas

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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

Sylvia Cheng, Center for Health and Community

Kimberly Coleman-Phox, MPH, UCSF

Nikko Da Paz, PhD, M_CHC-General

Tomas Cabeza de Baca, PhD,

Anita Eskildsen, MSC, AARHUS University, Denmark

Elsea Esparza, UC Davis

Sarah Fisher, M_Osher Center

Amanda Gilbert, M_Psychiatry

Lisa Groesz, PhD, Private Practice

Joanna Guan, M_CHC-General

Melissa Hagan, PhD, Psychiatry

Emily Goard Jacobs, PhD , UC Santa Barbara

Eve Kupferman, PhD, UCSF

Carter Lebares, MD, Surgery

Kimberly Lockwood, PhD, M_CHC-General

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