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Dilip V. Jeste, M.D.

Dilip V. Jeste, M.D.


Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care
Director, UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging
Estelle and Edgar Levi Memorial Chair in Aging
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry & Neurosciences
Co-Director, IBM-UCSD Artificial Intelligence Center for Healthy Living
University of California San Diego



Dilip V. Jeste, M.D. is the Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care, Estelle and Edgar Levi Memorial Chair in Aging, Director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at University of California San Diego, and Co-Director of the UC San Diego-IBM Center on Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living. His main areas of research include schizophrenia, neuropsychiatric interventions, and successful aging. He has published 14 books, including his most recent book titled “Wiser: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good” which came out in November 2020. In it, he describes evidence-based findings on the definition, measurement, and neurobiology of wisdom as well as its relationship with aging, and interventions to promote wisdom. Dr. Jeste has published over 725+ articles in peer-reviewed journals and 160+ invited book chapters. He is Past President of the American Psychiatric Association, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the West Coast College of Biological Psychiatry, and Founding President of International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology. Dr. Jeste is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and was a member of the NIMH Advisory Council and NIH Council of Councils. He is Past Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Psychogeriatrics. He was listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and in the Institute of Scientific Information list of the “world's most cited authors” comprising fewer than 0.5% percent of all publishing researchers of the previous two decades.


Danielle Glorioso, LCSW
Executive Director

Danielle K. Glorioso is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been a member of the UCSD Division of Geriatric Psychiatry since 2001. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Healthy Aging and the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging. Ms. Glorioso provides leadership and direct oversight of Center operations including strategic planning, organizational development, community outreach, training, philanthropy, communications, and marketing. She is also a certified complicated grief therapist and is active in a number of community organizations.