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Joy Stradford, MS

Joy Stradford, MS

Class of 2022
Professionals Track

Personal Statement

Joy Stradford, M.S. is a clinical research coordinator at the University of California, San Diego Health (UCSD Health) Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS). She manages two clinical trials examining the impact of healthy lifestyle modifications on brain health in older adults. Joy is interested in race disparities in Alzheimer's Disease and ultimately aspires to become a clinical neuropsychologist.

Current Role

Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of California, San Diego Health (UCSD Health) Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS)

Education

Howard University (Washington, DC) - B.S. in Psychology

University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) - M.S. in Neuroimaging & Informatics

Research Areas of Interest

Race Disparities, Health Disparities, Alzheimer's Disease, Aging, Neuroimaging, Neuropsychology

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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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Annalise Rahman-Filipiak, PhD

Andreana (Anya) Benitez, PhD

Class of 2022
Fellowship Track

Personal Statement

Annalise Rahman-Filipiak is a clinical neuropsychologist and assistant professor with the Department of Psychiatry - Neuropsychology Section at the University of Michigan Medical School and the Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. Dr. Rahman-Filipiak's interests include culturally-informed behavioral interventions to communicate and reduce dementia risk.

Current Role

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Neuropsychology Section, Clinical Core, Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Education

B.S. Psychology, B.A. Biology/Neuroscience - College of Charleston

PhD Clinical Psychology - Wayne State University

Graduate Certification in Aging & Urban Health - Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology - Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health Systems

Research Areas of Interest

health disparities, multiple determinants of dementia risk, biomarker disclosure, metacognition

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