GBHI Co-Director Bruce Miller addressing the audience at a conference on art and brain health
Our Program

Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health Program


The Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program at GBHI provides innovative training, networking, and support to emerging leaders focused on improving brain health and reducing the impact of dementia in their local communities and on a global scale. It is one of seven global Atlantic Fellows programs to advance fairer, healthier, and more inclusive societies.

As an Atlantic Fellow at GBHI, you will join the program for 12 months and be linked to either our University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) or Trinity College Dublin (Trinity) campus. You’ll engage in a broad base of content related to brain health, dementia, and health equity. Additionally, through observational and case-based learning you’ll gain insight into the lived experience of people with dementia in clinical and community-based settings, and engage in projects aimed at advancing brain health. Through intensive mentoring, you’ll be guided in the development of your projects, career, and leadership. You will have the opportunity to apply for competitively awarded funding for pilot projects and have ongoing opportunities to connect and collaborate with a network of researchers, clinicians, artists, and policy makers. 

After your fellowship you will continue to have access to career-duration mentoring, funding opportunities, and an international network of colleagues collaborating to drive a common mission.     

This program provides an unprecedented opportunity to train emerging leaders who will bring proven ideas more rapidly to the public.

— Ian Robertson, Co-Director, GBHI 

Program Impact Goals

Through a high-quality shared experience and a well-equipped toolbox, you will increase your potential to lay the foundation for global impact, contributing to collective program impact goals:

Populations: Promote equity in prevention strategies and care models for vulnerable aging populations

Practice: Improve dementia diagnosis, treatment, and care for patients and families

Perception: Create social change, reduce stigma, and inspire optimism and dignity for older persons

Policy: Develop and refine brain health policies through evidence-based advocacy and outreach

Publications: Generate and distribute knowledge to advance the field of brain health and dementia prevention 
Read about Our Approach to Learning to discover more about our transformative learning experience.   

We’re now able to add to the conversation, and our voices are being heard.

Shamiel McFarlane
Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health
Atlantic Fellow Shamiel McFarlane