Jessica Foley, PsyD, PhD


Jessica Foley is a board-certified neuropsychologist who evaluates patients for possible neurodegenerative and neurologic illness at the Memory and Aging Center. Foley specializes in a variety of neurodegenerative syndromes including mild cognitive impairment, frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer's disease, HIV, vascular dementia, as well as Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative movement syndromes.

Her research focuses on normal and pathological brain aging and risk factors for cognitive impairment, particularly in people with Alzheimer's disease and HIV.

Foley earned an undergraduate degree from Harvard University, followed by a Ph.D. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship specializing in clinical neuropsychology at Brown University's Alpert Medical School and a postdoctoral research fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at UCLA's Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Foley is an assistant clinical professor of neurology at UCSF and holds a diplomat in clinical neuropsychology from the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology.

She is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and the International Neuropsychological Society.


Memory and Aging Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2057
Fax: (415) 353-8292

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More about Jessica Foley


Nova Southeastern University, Ph.D., Psy.D.
Nova Southeastern University, Master of Science
Harvard University, undergraduate degree

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Alioto AG, Kramer JH, Borish S, Neuhaus J, Saloner R, Wynn M, Foley JM. Long-term test-retest reliability of the California Verbal Learning Test - second edition. Clin Neuropsychol. 2017 Nov; 31(8):1449-1458.
  2. Watson C, Busovaca E, Foley JM, Allen IE, Schwarz CG, Jahanshad N, Nir TM, Esmaeili-Firidouni P, Milanini B, Rosen H, Carmichael OT, Thompson PM, Valcour VG. White matter hyperintensities correlate to cognition and fiber tract integrity in older adults with HIV. J Neurovirol. 2017 Jun; 23(3):422-429.
  3. Stricker NH, Salat DH, Kuhn TP, Foley JM, Price JS, Westlye LT, Esterman MS, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Leritz EC. Mild Cognitive Impairment is Associated With White Matter Integrity Changes in Late-Myelinating Regions Within the Corpus Callosum. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2016 Feb; 31(1):68-75.

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