Caroline Prioleau

Writer & Designer

When we can clearly express what we’re doing and why, we help connect people to curiosity, discovery, and understanding.

Current Work

Caroline helps communicate the mission and work of GBHI and the Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program through stories and images. She is also part of the hear/say project that collects and shares personal narratives about aging, dementia, and life.

Personal Hero

Chimamanda Adichie

Words of Strength

Clarifying the complicated

Vision

The art of science can get lost in technical jargon and alienating terms. When we can clearly express what we’re doing and why, we help connect people to curiosity, discovery, and understanding. This connection enables us to make decisions to improve our lives and societies based on evidence.

Strategy

Caroline majored in psychology as an undergraduate at Davidson College. She began an MD/PhD program in neuroscience before deciding to move into communications and graphic design. She has been at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center for about 15 years.

Motivation

By sharing the personal stories of people who are aging, with and without cognitive impairment, Caroline hopes to erode some of the fear and stigma that often surround getting older. Furthermore, she hopes to ignite curiosity and openness through sharing perspectives from art and science.

Education & Experience

Caroline completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology with honors at Davidson College and the postbaccalaureate premedical program at Goucher College. After starting a combined MD/PhD program in neuroscience, she changed direction to study graphic design and copyediting at the University of California, Berkeley. She joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in 2007 and the Global Brain Health Institute in 2015.

Davidson College
Psychology
AB

Awards & Honors

UCSF
2019
Chancellor's Award for Exceptional University Service
UCSF School of Medicine
2018
STAR Achievement Award