Jacob Urbassik, B.S.

Health Science Specialist


Jake Urbassik is a Health Science Specialist at the Stanford/VA California Alzheimer’s Disease Center. He works on multiple clinical trials as part of the Dementia Caregiver Technology Laboratory, directed by Dr. Blake Scanlon. The goal of these programs is to investigate how using technology to teach caregivers about dementia and build their caregiving and self-care skills will impact caregivers and the Veterans they love.

Jake received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University. Prior to his work at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, he served as a Research and Academic Writing Assistant for the Santa Clara University Psychology Department.

In his leisure time, Jake enjoys reading, hiking, snowboarding, riding his motorcycle, and playing with his dogs. He is an avid Bay Area sports fan, and enjoys attending local baseball, basketball, football, and hockey games.