Who we are

The Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) is dedicated to protecting the world’s aging populations from threats to brain health.

We strive to improve brain health for populations across the world, reaching into local communities and across our global network. GBHI brings together a powerful mix of disciplines, professions, backgrounds, skills, perspectives, and approaches to develop new science-based solutions. 

We focus on working compassionately with people in vulnerable and under-served populations to improve outcomes and promote dignity for all people.

GBHI was founded in 2015 by a generous gift from The Atlantic Philanthropies. Our founding sites are based at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Trinity College Dublin (Trinity).

Learn about the UCSF & Trinity collaboration

GBHI members at annual conference

Our Mission

GBHI works to reduce the scale and impact of dementia in three ways:

  1. By training and connecting the next generation of leaders in brain health.
  2. By collaborating in expanding preventions and interventions.
  3. By sharing knowledge and engaging in advocacy.
Altantic Senior Fellows Lauren Hunt and Aya Ashour
Atlantic Fellow Laurent Cleret presenting his poster to two people

Our Values 

GBHI is “A FORCE” for equity in brain health. Our values guide us as we advocate for the impact of dementia. We believe by taking a values-based approach to brain health, science, arts, humanities and advocacy, we can drive change for millions of people.

Authenticity
assumes a genuine foundation for action

Fairness
implies transparency and is founded within the value of equity

Openness
requires an appreciation for diversity and underlies the curiosity needed for evidence-based change

Respect
fortifies gratitude and embraces diversity

Courage
implies the need to take risk

Empathy
is at the heart of community-informed change