Dr.Guzmán-Vélez joined the Lab as a postdoctoral fellow in September 2016. She completed her doctoral training in clinical psychology at the University of Iowa and internship in neuropsychology at the Boston VA. Her research has focused on examining the dissociation between declarative memory and emotions in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Her current interests in the lab include investigating, 1) cognitive tests that are sensitive to the earliest brain changes in AD; 2) changes in functional connections in the preclinical and prodromal stages of AD, and how these relate to cognition and pathology burden; and 3) how greater aerobic fitness may modify the course of AD and the underlying mechanisms (e.g. neuroinflammation). She enjoys cooking, reading fiction, spending time with friends and family, traveling, dancing, and exercising.
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