Assistant Professor of Nursing

Neurodegenerative disease refers to progressive neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, Frontotemporal degeneration, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis that change the way people think, behave, remember, and much more. My program of research utilizes state of the art neuroscience methods to understand the cognitive and neural mechanisms that contribute to symptoms in neurodegenerative disease.

“My theoretical foundation in nursing science and neuroscience has positioned me to build a translational research program that integrates behavioral and biological markers to improve our understanding and treatment of individuals with neurodegenerative disease.”


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 2014
  • Post-Master’s, University of Pennsylvania, Teacher Education Program, 2012
  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 2005
  • BSN, Pennsylvania State University, 2002