Community Science Partners

Collaborating with our scientists to improve representation in the community

The Brain Health Registry convened Community Science Partnership Boards as part of the California Latino Brain Health Registry (CAL-BHR) and the Community Engaged Digital Alzheimer’s Research (CEDAR) studies. The boards facilitate direct communication and collaboration between members of the Black and Latino communities and scientific researchers.

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Anna Middleton

Special Education Teacher
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Roxanne Alaniz

Principal & CEO, Alaniz Marketing
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Miriam Ashford

Associate Researcher
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Desiree Byrd, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology, Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

CeCe Cypress

Retired
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Stella de la Pena

Central Valley Regional Director,
Alzheimer’s Association
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Philip Griffin

Associate Director, Knowledge Management
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Hector González, PhD

Associate Professor, Neurosciences, UCSD
BHR Collaborator

Latino Community Advisory Board 

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Carl Hill, PhD, MPH

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Alzheimer’s Association
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Shanice Jordan

Small Business Owner
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Herminia Ledesma, MPH

Program Manager, Vista Community Clinic & Farm
Worker Care Coalition
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Veronicia P. Lee

Retired
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Bego Lozano

Executive & Leadership Coach
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Barbara Marquez

 California Alz Association Board Member
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

David X. Marquez, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago
Visiting Associate Professor, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Rey Martinez, MBA

President and Founder,
Martinez Retail Management
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Elizabeth Rose Mayeda,PhD, MPH

Assistant Epidemiology Professor, UCLA
BHR Collaborator
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Monica Rivera-Mindt, PhD

President, Hispanic Neuropsychological Society
Psychology Professor, Fordham University
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Alejandra Morlett, PhD

Department of Neurosciences
Postdoctoral Scholar, UCSD
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Rachel L. Nosheny, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Jose Antonio Ramirez, MPA

City Manager, Livingston, CA
President & CEO, Community Development, Inc
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Rebecca Rosales

Executive Director & CEO, NCIRE
Sickle Cell Community Advisory Board Member
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Regene Polk Ross, MBA

Communications Manager, Brain Health Registry
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Alexandra Tobler, PhD

Science Curriculum Developer
Alzheimer’s Association Volunteer
Latino Community Advisory Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Robert Turner, PhD

Dir. NFLAA Mental Health & Well-being Initiative
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Sam Sanchez

Retired Licensed Vocational Nurse
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Bernadette Waddell

Academic Advisor
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board

Community Members, UCSF Brain Health Registry

Michael W. Weiner, M.D.

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging,
Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology at UCSFS
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board
Latino Community Advisory Board

Terrence Duncan

Attorney
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board

Laura Espinosa, JD

Managed Care Health Plan Commissioner
Latino Community Advisory Board

Lindsey Hernandez-Hergsheimer

Clinical Monitor Manager,
Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute
Latino Community Advisory Board

Branko Huisa, MD

Neurologist & CEO, The Neuron Clinic
Latino Community Advisory Board

Rose Marie Chacon

State of California Tax Auditor
Elementary School Teacher and Resource
Latino Community Advisory Board

Rita Hunter

Retired LPN Fundraiser United Way Central Ohio
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board

Kevin M. Locke

Small Business Owner
CEDAR Community Science Partnership Board

It’s easy to join!

(You must be 18 years or older)

1. Sign Up

You can join as an individual or with a partner.

2. Tell Us About Yourself

Answer some questions about your medical history, current health, and lifestyle.

3. Do Some Online Brain Tests

These tests exercise your memory, and are like games.