Faculty and Staff

Beth Cohen, MD, MAS

Principle Investigator



Dr. Beth Cohen is the Principal Investigator for the Mind Your Heart Study. She is an internist and clinical investigator, as well as an Associate  Professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

Mary Whooley, MD, FACP, FAHA, FACC




Dr. Mary Whooley is a primary care physician, implementation scientist, Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and Director of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Medical Effectiveness (CHIME) at the San Francisco VA and UCSF.

Thomas Neylan, MD




Dr. Neylan is a Professor, In Residence in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the Director of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) Clinic and the Stress and Health Research Program at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Nelson Schiller,  MD, FACC




Dr. Nelson B. Schiller is a cardiologist at the University of California, San Francisco and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specializes in the use of echocardiography in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. He is the founder of the UCSF Echocardiography Laboratory and the UCSF Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic.

Rakesh Mishra, MD




Dr. Rakesh Mishra was a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. His research focused on the identification of serum and imaging biomarkers associated with elevated risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes in various populations, including patients with coronary artery disease and chronic kidney disease. Sadly, Dr. Mishra passed away in late 2019 after a decade-long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Julian Graham, BA

Clinical Research Coordinator



Julian Graham joined the Mind Your Heart Study in 2021 after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of San Francisco. He hopes to eventually pursue a Doctorate in Psychology, and his primary interests are in positive psychology and resilience.