Research Interests

My research interests revolve around understanding the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying memory function by synthesizing research findings across experimental psychology and clinical neuropsychology. One goal of my research is to develop methods for better characterizing memory functioning, creating strategies to improve memory, and ways to help circumvent the challenges of memory dysfunction across the lifespan and in clinical populations.

 

Research Approach

My approach to research stems from the philosophy that basic science and clinical practice can inform one another. Basic science is critical to developing best practices that improve both diagnosis and the development of interventions, while working directly with individuals experiencing cognitive dysfunction is invaluable for uncovering new research questions. In the past, I have used this approach to examine cognitive aging; in particular, ways to improve memory by targeting those cognitive systems that remain intact as we age.