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Dilip V. Jeste, M.D., and Emily B. H. Treichler, Ph.D.


Dilip V. Jeste, M.D., is Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care at the University of California, San Diego, as well as the Estelle and Edgar Levi Memorial Chair in Aging, Director of Stein Institute for Research on Aging, and Co-Director of the IBM-UCSD Center on Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living.

He completed his psychiatry residency at Cornell, neurology residency at George Washington University, and research fellowship at the NIMH. Dr. Jeste has been Principal Investigator on a number of research and training grants. His main areas of research include schizophrenia and healthy aging.

He has published 14 books, 650+ peer-reviewed papers and 150+ book chapters. He is Past President of several organizations including American Psychiatric Association, a member of National Academy of Medicine, and Editor-in-Chief of International Psychogeriatrics. He was a member of NIMH Advisory Council and NIH Council of Councils.

He was listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and in Institute of Scientific Information list of “world's most cited authors.” He has received awards from NIMH, VA, APA, SBP, NAMI, NARSAD, UK’s Royal College of Psychiatrists, and Peru’s Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. He has been a TedMed speaker. His work has been cited in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Times, and other international media outlets.

He is the author, with Scott LaFee, of WISER: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good, publishing on November 3, 2020 and available now for preorder.

Emily B. H. Treichler, Ph.D., is a Research Psychologist in the Desert Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at the VA San Diego, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and a Clinical Psychologist in the Inpatient Service at Sharp Healthcare.

She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, followed by an internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center/VA Maryland Consortium, and fellowship in psychosis research at the Desert Pacific MIRECC/UCSD.

Dr. Treichler holds a Career Development Award from the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development program. She has received awards from the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Psychosis and Schizophrenia Spectrum Special Interest Group, the Mather Institute, VA, UCSD, and the University of Nebraska.

Her main interests are in serious mental illnesses including psychosis; identification and implementation of evidence-based, person-centered therapies and programs; and cultivation of personal recovery and wellness through self-determination, pursuit of meaning, hope, and belonging within chosen communities.

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