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Yakeel T. Quiroz-Gaviria, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology (Psychiatry), Harvard Medical School
Telephone: (617) 643-5944
Yakeel T. Quiroz is a neuropsychologist and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She completed her Ph.D. training in clinical psychology at Boston University and a postdoctoral fellowship at MGH. With an NIH Director’s Early Independence Award, Dr. Quiroz recently launched her own lab where she seeks to identify and validate biomarkers for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. She also co-directs the Multicultural Neuropsychology Program at MGH (http://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/services/mundos_home.aspx), a service that offers culturally appropriate bilingual neuropsychological testing and interventions to Latino children and adults.
Dr. Quiroz’s research interests focus on studying preclinical brain changes that may predispose individuals to develop memory loss or dementia later in life. She also has strong clinical interests in cultural neuropsychology and assessment of monolingual and bilingual Spanish-speaking patients.
Check out the Familial Dementia Neuroimaging Lab which Dr. Quiroz-Gaviria directs at www.massgeneral.org/research/researchlab.aspx?id=1653
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