Lisa Delano-Woodx250
Contact Information:
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161


Dr. Delano-Wood received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology from Michigan State University in 2005. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) / University of California, San Diego (UCSD) from 2005-2006 and a National Institutes of Mental Health fellowship in Geropsychiatry at UCSD from 2006-2008. Dr. Delano-Wood is currently a Staff Psychologist at the VASDHS, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the UCSD School of Medicine, as well as a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the UCSD Health System where she is the Founding Clinic Director of the Memory, Aging and Resilience Clinic (MARC), which provides comprehensive cognitive, emotional and physical health assessments of older adults with memory concerns.

Research/Clinical Interests

Dr. Delano-Wood’s research focuses on understanding the relationship between cognitive functioning, vascular risk, and brain changes across the aging spectrum (normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease). Additionally, she studies the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on brain structure, cognition, and clinical outcome. Dr. Delano-Wood uses novel, innovative neuroimaging methods and sophisticated, novel neuropsychological assessment tools to examine neurobehavioral changes that are observed in TBI, early Alzheimer’s disease, and vascular cognitive impairment. She has been funded by the Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, National Institute of Health, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Dr. Delano-Wood has extensive expertise in conducting clinical neuropsychological evaluations of individuals with a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. She is also involved in training psychology intern and practicum students as well as medical students and residents at the VASDHS and UCSD School of Medicine.

To participate in current research studies, please visit VASDHS and  VMRF.

Selected Publications