Joined the Institute: 2009
Education and training: PhD, clinical psychology, Michigan State University; residency in geropsychology, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center; fellowship in neuropsychology, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
Overview/research interests: Neuropsychology of normal aging, early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and geriatric psychology.
Current research activities and funding:
- Effects of physical activity, nutrition, and lifestyle factors on memory and other cognitive functions in community-dwelling older adults
- The relationship between mental stimulation and brain health in aging populations
- Novel treatments for cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias