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Cognitive Aging Archives - IMPACT-AD

Sharon Sanz Simon, PhD

Sharon Sanz Simon, PhD

Class of 2022
Fellowship Track

Personal Statement

My main research focuses on nonpharmacological intervention, particularly cognitive training, and lifestyle/psychosocial factors that promote healthy brain aging and dementia prevention in different communities.

Current Role

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columbia University

PhD in Science/Psychiatry, University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Research Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry, Harvard Medical School

BA in Psychology, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Certified Neuropsychologist, Federal Council of Psychology (Brazil)

Research Areas of Interest

Cognitive Aging, Reserve & Resilience, Health Disparities, Psychosocial Factors, Cognition-Oriented Treatments, Non-Pharmacological Interventions, Telehealth, Teleneuropsychology

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Andreana (Anya) Benitez, PhD

Andreana (Anya) Benitez, PhD

Class of 2022
Fellowship Track

Personal Statement

I am an Associate Professor of Neurology and a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Medical University of South Carolina in beautiful Charleston, SC. I conduct translational research on aging/AD and get the most joy out of working with my team, collaborators, trainees, and mentees.

Current Role

Associate Professor, Neurology; Principal and Co-Investigator, NIH and other grants; Associate Director, TL1 Training Program

Education

PhD in Clinical Psychology (Kent State University)

Post-doctoral Fellowships in Aging/Alzheimer’s disease and Neuroimaging (UCLA and MUSC)

Research Areas of Interest

Cognitive aging, Alzheimer's disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, diffusion MRI, biophysical modeling, white matter, myelin, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, cannabis

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