Virginia Sturm, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry

Emotions offer a critical window into mental health and can be modified with simple strategies to improve well-being and reduce dementia risk.

Current Work

Virginia is the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation Endowed Professor. She is an Associate Professor at UCSF in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and Director of the Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory. Her research focuses on the neural systems that support emotion and social behavior in neurodegenerative disease and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Motivation

Emotions offer a critical window into mental health and can be modified with simple strategies to improve well-being and reduce dementia risk.

Education & Experience

After undergraduate work at Georgetown University, Virginia received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF in neuropsychology.

Awards & Honors

Rising Star Award, Association for Psychological Science