Research Placement Faculty - Neuropsychology Track

Neuropsychology Faculty offering Research Placements

Jennifer Davis and Seth Margolis:  Researching Everyday Activities of Living (REAL) Lab. Drs. Davis and Margolis co-direct the REAL Lab research placement and will be accepting one resident for the 2022-2023 training year. REAL Lab studies center on functional and psychosocial aspects of cognitive impairment in adults and older adults. Current interests relate to neuropsychological and psychosocial aspects of medication adherence, predictors of functional decline and compensatory strategy use in MCI and mild dementia, the ecological validity of cognitive testing, neuropsychological side effects of medications, individual factors related to driving safety, as well as psychosocial adjustment to illness and disability more broadly. There may also be opportunities to get involved in the development of a web-based anti-stigma intervention for people with epilepsy. 

Laura Korthauer: EEG and MRI markers of cognitive risk and resilience in Alzheimer’s disease; novel cognitive paradigms for detection of neurodegenerative disease; pupillometry as an AD biomarker.

Athene Lee: Identification of preclinical and prodromal Alzheimer’s disease using biological, cognitive, and behavioral markers; Impact of disclosure of Alzheimer's disease risk biomarkers in diverse ethnoracial groups; Roles of cultural beliefs and stigma in subjective cognitive decline.

Geoffrey Tremont: Telephone and App-Based Interventions with Dementia Caregivers; Validity of a Telephone-Based Cognitive Screening for Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment; and Non-pharmacologic interventions for aging and MCI, particularly yoga and meditation.  

Louisa Thompson:  Novel approaches to cognitive screening in the elderly. Using digital cognitive assessment tools to detect subtle cognitive changes in early stage Alzheimer’s disease. Analyzing associations between longitudinal changes in digital clock drawing performance and MRI markers of neurodegeneration.  

Additional research rotations may be available in collaboration with non-neuropsychology faculty from other related disciplines:

Brown Department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences (CLiPS). Past projects have focused on neurocognitive aspects of Alzheimer's disease.
David Badre: Basic cognitive neuroscience of cognitive control and executive function. Behavioral, fMRI, and brain stimulation methods. 

(NOTE:  Other CfNN investigators/projects may be available)