Current Work

Shireen provides oversight for resource allocation, risk mitigation, budgeting, and logistics and reports directly to the UCSF Site Director of GBHI. She works closely with the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, the Department of Neurology and other groups to optimize the administration of the program within UCSF. Shireen also oversees the growing impact portfolio in partnership with Global Atlantic Fellows and UCSF Memory and Aging Center faculty, providing leadership for the Pilot Program for Global Brain Health Leaders, research initiatives, and partnerships with the US Alzheimer’s Association, the National Institutes of Health and other agencies working with Atlantic Fellows towards transformative impact.

Words of Strength

Focusing on impact


This international community of innovative and collaborative leaders works tirelessly to improve brain health outcomes for vulnerable populations around the world.


Shireen has been involved in launching and managing numerous domestic and international research projects, including the Atlantic Fellow led ReDLat consortium. She previously managed the HIV research program with the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and, before coming to UCSF, she worked in education, coordinating work-placed based mentorships for underserved middle school students.


Shireen partners with Global Atlantic Fellows to carry out their work addressing brain health in their home communities, serving as a supporter and collaborator. She also strives to support staff and faculty at GBHI in our shared effort to operate an impactful program.

Education & Experience

Shireen earned a Bachelor's Degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Interdepartmental Medical Sciences from Drexel University. She joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in 2014 and the Global Brain Health Institute in 2019.