Clinicians and Support Staff


  • Mario F. Mendez, MD, PhD, FAAN
    Behavioral and Cognitive Neurologist, UCLA Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry.
  • Jill Shapira, RN, PhD
    Nurse Practitioner specializing in dementia care with over 20 years of experience in managing symptoms and educating caregivers.
  • Edmond H. Teng, MD, PhD
    Neurology Faculty
  • Sarah A. Kremen, MD
    Neurology Faculty
  • Valeriy Sabodash MD
    Fellow in Behavioral Neurology
  • Mariel Deutsch, MD
    Fellow in Behavioral Neurology
  • Claudia Padilla, MD
    Fellow in Behavioral Neurology
  • Po Lu, PsychD
    Neuropsychologist
  • Elvira Jimenez, MPH
    Senior Staff Research Associate
  • Aditi Joshi, PhD
    Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • Natalie Kaiser, PhD
    Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • Michelle Mather, MA
    Research Associate
  • Sylvia Fong, MA
    Research Associate
  • Kevin Juarez
    Research Associate