SNAP Associated Staff

Elysa Marco, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Director of SNAP

Elysa Marco is a cognitive and behavioral child neurologist. She cares for children with all types of neurologic concerns, however, she specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with cognitive, sensory, and behavioral challenges. Dr. Marco participates in the care of children at the UCSF Medical Center Pediatric Neurology Clinic and the UCSF Marin-based practice in Greenbrae.

Joaquin Anguera, PhD

Assistant Professor - Neurology and Psychiatry

The body of research I have developed has focused on characterizing & augmenting aspects of cognitive control. The approach I have taken in studying these domains has involved a strong interdisciplinary component that bridges aspects of motor learning and psychology in healthy young and older adults, with more recent efforts centering on distinct clinical populations across the lifespan (children with ADHD, geriatric depression), as well as ethnic minorities.

Tom Boyce, MD


Tracy Cartwright

Clinical Nurse

Eduardo Caverzasi, MD, PhD

Associate Specialist

Carly Demopoulos, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Elissa Epel, PhD


Elissa Epel, Ph.D, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, at University of California, San Francisco. Her research aims to elucidate mechanisms of healthy aging, and to apply this basic science to scalable interventions that can reach vulnerable populations. She is the Director of the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center, and the Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study, & Treatment, (COAST), and Associate Director of the Center for Health and Community.

Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD

Professor - Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry

Dr. Adam Gazzaley obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, completed Neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience at University of California, Berkeley. He is now Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco and the Founder / Executive Director of Neuroscape, a translational neuroscience center engaged in technology creation and scientific research.

Molly Gerdes

Clinical Research Coordinator

Marilu Gorno Tempini, MD, PhD

Professor in Residence

Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini is a behavioral neurologist, currently directing the Language Neurobiology laboratory of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and serving as the neurology lead of the UCSF Dyslexia Center. She obtained her medical degree and clinical neurology specialty training in Italy, and has a PhD in the neuroimaging of language from University College London.

Robert Hendren, DO

Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Robert L. Hendren, D.O., is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science; Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Co-Director of the UCSF Dyslexia Center; and Director, Neurodevelopmental, Translational Outcomes Research Program (NTORP). He works in the STAR Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program. Dr. Hendren is Past President of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2007-2009). He has published over 100 scientific papers and 5 books and has been listed in “The Best Doctors in America”, each year since it was first published in 1996.

Shannon Lundy, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor