A. Contact Details
Office number: Building 508/3 room 8
2018-2020 NIA T32 Fellow, Department of Family Medicine and School of Gerontology, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA
2017-2018 Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, USC, Los Angeles, California
2015-2017 Advanced Fellowship in Geriatrics, Postdoctoral Fellow, Brain Behavior and Aging Research Center, Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS), CA
2014-2015 Clinical Psychology Intern (specialization: Neuropsychology; minor: Behavioral Medicine), Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System (VABHS), Harvard Medical School, and Boston University, Boston, MA
2009-2015 Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology track), San Diego State University (SDSU) and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego, CA
Dissertation title: "The Cognitive Effects of Aging in Hispanic Older Adults"
2009-2012 M.S., Clinical Psychology, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego, CA
Thesis title: "Partially Overlapping Mechanisms of Language and Task Control in Young and Older Bilinguals"
2004-2008 B.A., Psychology major, Theatre minor, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
Thesis title: "Foreigner Talk in Native English Speakers"
C. Academic Positions and Appointments
2020-present Senior Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University, Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences
2016-2018 Health Sciences Clinical Instructor, David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA
2018 Course Instructor, Neuroaffective Disorders of Aging, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Course Instructor, Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
D. Scholarship and Awards
2018 Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center Visiting Scholar, Rush University, Chicago, IL
2017 Postdoctoral Scholar Training and Travel Award, University of Southern California
2016 Makinodan Postdoctoral Research Award
2013 Graduate Student Award, Hispanic Neuropsychological Society
2011 Alzheimer's Association Young Scholar's Award, Honorable Mention
2008 Magna Cum Laude, University of California, San Diego
2004-2008 Provost's Honors, University of California, San Diego
E. Research Grants
2018-2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship training grant; National Institute on Aging, Multidisciplinary Research Training in Gerontology, T32-AG000037-39S1 (PI: Eileen Crimmins)
2011-2014 Principal Investigator, 100% time: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institute on Aging NIH F31-AG039177-01A1; Executive Control in the Bilingual Brain; Understanding the role of bilingualism in cognitive aging and brain-behavior relationships
F. Editoral Positions and Ad-Hoc Reviewer
2018-present: Associate Editor, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Ad Hoc Reviewer
The Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, NeuroImage, Behavior Genetics, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
G. Clinical Experience
2017-2020 USC Department of Family Medicine, Neuropsychology Clinic; Supervisor: Duke Han, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
2016-2017 UCLA, Medical Psychology Assessment Clinic; Supervisor: Kathleen Tingus, Ph.D.
2015-2016 VAGLAHS GRECC; Supervisor: Rebecca Melrose, Ph.D.
2014-2015 VABHS Geriatric Research Evaluation and Clinical Center (GRECC), Inpatient (epilepsy and rehabilitation), Polytrauma Clinic, Neuropsychology Consult Service, Behavioral Medicine Clinic; Supervisors: Nikki Stricker, Ph.D., ABPP/CN, Susan McGlynn, Ph.D, and Amy Silberbogen, Ph.D.
2013-2014 UCSD Neuropsychological Associates; Supervisor: Mark Bondi, Ph.D.
2013-2014 VASDHS Cognitive Rehabilitation Clinic; Supervisors: Amy Jak, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Twamley, Ph.D.
2012-2013 Neuropsychology Laboratory; Supervisor: Robert Heaton, Ph.D.
2012-2013 VASDHS Neuropsychological Assessment Unit; Supervisor: Mark Bondi, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
2011-2012 Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) Anxiety Disorders Clinic; Supervisor: Emmanuel Espejo
2010-2011 SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program Community Psychology Clinic; Supervisors: Michael Taylor, Ph.D. and Brenda Johnson, Ph.D.
H. Keynote and Invited Presentations
2020 Invited Lecture: The Impact of Contextual Factors on the Cognitive and Psychological Well-Being of Older Adults, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Chicago, USA
2019 Invited Lecture: Neuropsychological deficit profiles, vascular risk factors, and neuropathological findings in Hispanic older adults with autopsy-confirmed Alzheimer’s disease, University of Haifa, Israel
2014 Invited Lecture: Neuropsychological Profiles of Hispanic Older Adults with Autopsy Confirmed Alzheimer’s disease, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Hispanic Open House, San Diego, CA
I. Conference Presentations and Active Participation in Conferences
Weissberger, G. H., Mosqueda, L., Nguyen, A. L., Axelrod, J., Boyle, P. A., Spreng, N., & Han, S. D. Insular and hippocampal connectivity is associated with perceived financial exploitation in older adults. Paper will be presented at the Gerontological Society of America virtual conference, November, 2020
Weissberger, G. H., Han, S. D., Yu, L., Barnes, L. L., Bennett, D. A., & Boyle, P. A. Financial and health literacy discrepancies with cognition in older adults. Paper presented at the annual Rush Alzheimer’s Disease center ROSMAP conference, April 2019.
Weissberger, G. H., Gollan, T. H., Bondi, M. W., Nation, D. A., Hansen, L. A., Galasko, D., & Salmon, D. P. Neuropsychological and neuropathological profiles of Hispanic older adults with autopsy-confirmed Alzheimer’s disease. Paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Society conference, Seattle, WA, February 2014.
Weissberger, G.H., & Kraljic, T. Communicative adjustments to non-native speakers. Paper presented at the meeting of the Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Stanford University, CA, May 2008.