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Dr. Vila-Castelar is an Instructor at the Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program (MAPP), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School. She completed her doctoral training in clinical psychology at Queens College, The Graduate Center (City University of New York), and her internship and postdoctoral fellowship in multicultural neuropsychology at MGH/Harvard Medical School. Her research has focused on examining sex differences in Alzheimer’s disease, development of cultural neuropsychological measures, and investigating risk factors and biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease in older Latinos. She was awarded a research fellowship from the Alzheimer’s Association (AARF) to investigate sex differences in pathology and cognition in autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease. She is a co-chair of the Sex Differences Special Interest Group from the Diversity and Disparities Professional Interest Area-PIA of the International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART). She also conducts neuropsychological evaluations at the MGH Multicultural Assessment and Research Center (MARC). In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography, and sharing meals with friends and family.  

Twitter: @ClaraVilaPhD

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