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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 a geriatric neuropsychiatrist, who specializes in successful aging, neurobiology of wisdom as well as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in older adults. He is Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Estelle and Edgar Levi Memorial Chair in Aging, Director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, and Co-Director, IBM-UCSD Artificial Intelligence Center for Healthy Living at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He has published over 800 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 12 books, including Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging (2009), Prevention in Mental Health (2011), and Positive Psychiatry (2015). He was listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and in the Institute for Scientific Information’s list of the “world's most cited authors”--comprising fewer than 0.5% of all publishing researchers of the previous two decades. His work has been featured in popular media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, Time, National Public Radio, PBS, Public Radio International, London Times, and The Colbert Report, among others. Dr. Jeste obtained his medical education in Pune and Mumbai, India. In the USA, he completed a psychiatry residency at Cornell University and neurology residency at George Washington University. He was a researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) before joining UCSD. Starting with just one fellow, he developed a geriatric psychiatry program at UCSD and San Diego VA; today it is one of the largest Geriatric Psychiatry Divisions anywhere, with major clinical, research, and training components. In addition to serving as Chief of the Geriatric Psychiatry Division at UCSD, he is the director of two institutes focused on aging (Stein Institute for Research on Aging and Hartford Center for Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry) and the newly launched UCSD Center for Healthy Aging (2014). Dr. Jeste has been widely recognized for his contributions to the scientific community. As the American Psychiatric Association’s President during 2012-13, Dr. Jeste spearheaded the process of finalization, approval, and publication of the DSM-5. He also expanded APA’s international membership and focused on Positive Psychiatry. He has received many awards including those from the NIMH, VA, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the Institute of Living, and the Asian Heritage Society. He is a member of several prestigious professional organizations, including the Institute of Medicine. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Under Dr. Jeste’s leadership, the journal became the top publication in the field, in terms of the impact factor, and number of submissions and downloads.


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.

Maja Gawronska 

Maja Gawronska
Program Manager

Maja Gawronska is responsible for the development of the Center’s training and public programs portfolio. She also serves as the editor-in-chief of the national Successful Aging newsletter.