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Assistant Professor Director of Psychological and Neuropsychological Services


Undergraduate: University of Virginia, 1984
PhD: Clinical Psychology, Adult Specialty, University of South Florida, 1994
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Neuropsychology, UNC Department of Neurology, 1994-1995

Areas of Interest

  • Age-related changes in thinking and memory
  • Mild cognitive impairment and dementia
  • Lifestyle factors that affect risk for cognitive decline
  • Mild traumatic brain injury / concussion
  • Neurocognitive functioning of former professional football players
  • Cognitive changes associated with cancer and cancer treatment
  • Cognitive impairment, fatigue, and other symptoms associated with “long COVID”
  • Brain injury rehabilitation, including alternative and complementary treatment approaches


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