Elisa de Paula França Resende, MD

Atlantic Fellow at GBHI, UCSF Memory and Aging Center
Home Country: Brazil
Field of Employment: Neurology
Professional Profile
Key areas: memory impairment, control of risk factors, prevention strategies


Elisa França Resende joins GBHI from Brazil. She is a neurologist interested in dementia prevention, especially in low education settings. Resende has studied memory tests and neural correlations through neuroimaging, a key diagnosis tool for cognitive disorders. She also has an interest in the effects of nutrition, education, and cardiovascular risk“Poor access to preventive medicine results in poor control of risk factors and, consequently, high rates of dementia.” on brain health. In her home country, Resende recognizes that poor access to information and preventative medicine is a major contributor to increased risk and rates of dementia. As a GBHI fellow, she will develop training techniques and strategies in order to transform current prevention practices and treatment in planned actions to reduce dementia burden in Brazil.


Bio: Elisa de Paula França Resende received a master’s degree in health science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 2015. She is currently an attending physician at the Federal University of Minas Gerais Hospital, Brazil providing care for neurological patients.

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