Elisa de Paula França Resende, MD

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

Poor access to preventive medicine results in poor control of risk factors and, consequently, high rates of dementia.

Elisa de Paula 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 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 an Atlantic Fellow at GBHI, 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 completed her medical degree in Brazil at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais followed by residency in Neurology and advanced training in Cognitive Neurology and Movement Disorders at the same University. In 2015 she completed her Masters Degree in Health Science studying the influence of formal education on brain structural connectivity. Dr. Resende is currently an attending neurologist at the Federal University of Minas Gerais Hospital, Brazil providing care for neurological patients.