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Dieter J. Meyerhoff, PhD

Professor in Residence

UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Dieter J. Meyerhoff, PhD, is a professor in residence in the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, and at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA). He is also co-director of the Treatment Research Center in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. Meyerhoff’s research goal is to better understand the neurodegenerative processes associated with chronic injury to the human brain and the brain's repair process during treatment. At the VA, Meyerhoff uses magnetic resonance methods to study the brains of veterans with substance use disorders (alcohol, cocaine and tobacco), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and HIV infection.

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