Dr. Yaffe named as one of 2024's Top Scientists in the World

June 07, 2024
Dr. Yaffe has ranked 287 nationally and 476 globally in's recently-released 2024 ranking of the top scientists in the field of medicine. Rankings are determined by contributions to major journals, conference proceedings, and H-index. This is now Dr. Yaffe's third consecutive year of...

Dr. Yaffe ranked among top Female Scientists in the World for second consecutive year

January 23, 2024 has released its 2023 ranking of Best Female Scientists in the World. Based on major contributions to major journals, conference proceedings, and H-index, Dr. Yaffe has ranked 2nd at UCSF, 43rd nationally, and 65th internationally.  Learn more about the rankings here.  

Older patients with multiple sclerosis at increased risk for dementia

December 18, 2023
A new study led by Dr. Nathaniel Fleming, UCSF Neurology Fellow, with Dr. Yaffe as senior author, has been published in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. Dr. Fleming, Dr. Yaffe, and the CPBH team sought to determine whether people with multiple sclerosis have an increased risk of dementia...

Personalized risk-reduction interventions can improve cognition

November 29, 2023
Our team of researchers at UCSF and Kaiser Permanente Washington, led by Dr. Yaffe, have published a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine that explores the effect of a personalized, multidomain risk-reduction intervention on cognition and dementia risk factor profile in older adults. The study found...

JAMA Neurology interviews Dr. Yaffe on disadvantaged neighborhoods and dementia risk

July 20, 2023
Drs. Dintica and Yaffe, in collaboration with Dr. Amy Kind, Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, have published a new study that investigates the association between the Area Deprivation Index (ADI), a measure of neighborhood disadvantage, and...

Dr. Yaffe recognized as one of the top Female Scientists in the World

April 13, 2023 released its inaugural ranking of the Best Female Scientists in the World.  Based on major contributions to major journals, conference proceedings, and H-index, Dr.  Yaffe ranked 49th internationally, 34th nationally, and 2nd at UCSF as one of the top female scientists Learn more about...

Sleep Medications May Be Associated with Increased Risk of Dementia

March 09, 2023
Do sleep medications increase your chances of dementia? | UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Early Cardiovascular disease linked to worse brain health in midlife

January 26, 2023
A new study published in Neurology and authored by Center for Population Brain Health investigators (Xiaqing Jiang et al) indicates that adults with early cardiovascular disease are more likely to have worse cognition, white matter hyperintensities in the brain, and worse white matter mean...

Dr. Yaffe awarded the VA's highest honor for clinical research

January 19, 2023
Kristine Yaffe, MD, has been named the 2022 John B. Barnwell Award recipient by the VA's Clinical Science Research and Development (CSR&D) service in recognition of her significant contributions as a leader in the field of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The award is CSR&D's...

Dr. Yaffe ranked in the top 1 percent for impact in her field

January 19, 2023
Researchers that rank in the top 1 percent for impact in their fields have demonstrated significant and broad influence, reflected in their publication of multiple highly cited papers, according to a new analysis of research citations by the science and intellectual property company Clarivate. ...