Precision Learning Center

Precision Learning Center is a new, innovative and cross-disciplinary ‘Precision Ed-Health’ center with partners across the University of California campuses throughout the state of CA. It will tackle issues associated with education and health disparity with a particular emphasis on underrepresented populations, with an ultimate goal of providing all children with the best educational and health outcomes. An initial focus will be on services, advocacy, training and research  that will lead to early identification and intervention of children at risk for learning challenges in English leaners.

Campuses & Key Personnel:

  • UCSF Dyslexia Center (Director: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD, Neuroscience of learning disabilities, Medical science)
  • UCSF (Melina Uncapher PhD, Outreach)
  • Stanford University (Bruce McCandliss PhD, Mind Brain Education)
  • UC Berkeley (Silvia Bunge PhD, Cognitive neuroscience)
  • UC Davis (Jamal Abedi PhD, English Learners)
  • UC Irvine (Carol Conner PhD, Literacy Instruction)
  • UCLA (Marcelo Suarez-Orozco PhD, Education Policy together with Stanford University Center for Education Policy Analysis Susanna Loeb PhD)
  • UC Merced (Jeff Gilger PhD, Training & education)
  • Other investigators
    • Roeland Hancock, PhD
    • Elissa Epel, PhD and Nicki Bush, PhD
    • Nancy Cushen White, Ed
    • Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini MD, PhD
    • Bob Hendren, DO
    • Linda Siegel, PhD

This center is made possible through an award from the University of California Office of the President to the UCSF Dyslexia Center’s leadership team members and in collaboration with experts in education, policy, cognitive psychology, neuroscience and medicine. Additional funds have been provided by philanthropic gifts through the UCSF Dyslexia Center.