Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD, is the David Dolby Distinguished Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at the UC San Francisco, and the Founder & Executive Director of Neuroscape, a translational neuroscience center engaged in technology development and scientific research of novel brain assessments and optimization tools. Dr. Gazzaley is co-founder of Akili Interactive (On Fast Company’s 2022 list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies) and JAZZ Venture Partners. He has been a scientific advisor for over a dozen technology companies including Apple, GE and Janssen. He has filed multiple patents – notably his invention of the first video game cleared by the FDA, authored over 160 scientific articles and delivered over 700 invited presentations around the world. He wrote and hosted the nationally televised PBS special "The Distracted Mind with Dr. Adam Gazzaley", and co-authored "The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World", winner of the 2017 PROSE Award. Dr. Gazzaley is the recipient of the 2015 SfN Science Educator Award, 2020 Global Gaming Citizen Honor and named in Newsweek’s 2021 Inaugural list of America’s Greatest Disruptors. He is a Board of Trustee and Science Council Member and Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences.
Financial: Dr. Adam Gazzaley has employment relationships with the University of California and Neuroscape. He is also co-founder and chief science advisor of Akili Interactive and co-founder and chief scientist of Jazz Venture Partners. Dr. Gazzaley is an scientific advisor for MindMaze, ElMindA, Neuroelectrics, and several others, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc. He receives royalties as a published author and receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Dr. Adam Gazzaley is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, and the Society for Neuroscience. He is a former advisor for Janssen and Sensync. Dr. Gazzaley is a journal reviewer for Nature, Neuron, Nature Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience, and several others, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc.