Graduate Students

Joshua Fox-Fuller, BA, MA
Graduate Student

Josh joined the lab in July, 2017 after graduating with a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Texas A&M University. He is a third-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Boston University (BU) where he is co-mentored by Dr. Alice Cronin-Golomb and Dr. Yakeel Quiroz (MGH). Josh’s past research used factor analysis and item response theory with data from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) to investigate the associations between neuropsychiatric symptoms with Alzheimer’s-related cognitive dysfunction across the clinical spectrum of the disease (Fuller, Choudhury, Lowe, & Balsis, 2019). He recently received an F31 NRSA from the National Institute on Aging to investigate resting and task-based fMRI connectivity in working memory-related networks in preclinical familial and sporadic AD. Though he is not a native-speaker, Josh is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about improving Alzheimer’s disease assessment and care for Latinx individuals. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis, watching movies, traveling, playing board games with friends, and going to the dog park with his wife, Kate, and his Golden Doodle (Sully). 

Celina Pluim, BS
Graduate Student

Celina Pluim is a first-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at Boston University (BU) where she is co-mentored by Dr. Alice Cronin-Golomb and Dr. Yakeel Quiroz (MGH). After graduating with her B.S. in psychology from the University of California – San Diego in 2014, she worked as a study coordinator in the Neurocognition and Movement Lab (NMCL) at the San Diego VA under the mentorship of Dr. Vincent Filoteo and Dr. Dawn Schiehser. Some of Celina’s past projects investigated concordance between caregiver and patient reports of frontal behaviors, relationships between subjective and objective executive functioning, and caregiver burden and depression in PD. She is interested in understanding predictors and outcomes of cognitive changes in neurodegenerative diseases, and is enthusiastic about better understanding these changes in Alzheimer’s disease. When time and weather permits, Celina likes to spend her free time outdoors hiking, camping, and backpacking. On most weekends she enjoys baking, exploring Boston or watching Netflix and hanging out with her blind bunny, Brody.

Jairo E. Martinez, BA
Graduate Student

Jairo is a first-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program of Boston University (BU). He matriculated in BU in the fall of 2021 where he is co-mentored by Dr. Alice Cronin-Golomb and Dr. Yakeel Quiroz. He completed his bachelor’s degree in 2018 with a major in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University. Prior to becoming a student at BU, he worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program (MAPP) from 2018-2021. He also completed summer internships with the Harvard Aging Brain Study and MAPP in 2016 and 2017. Currently, his interests include investigating how sex differences in subjective cognitive decline and/or cardiovascular risk factors may be related to cognitive decline and pathology in a population with autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease. In his free time, he enjoys sketching, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.