“I have always had an interest in brain function and nutrition. I also really enjoy working with older adults. I became particularly interested in the research being done on nutrition and Alzheimer's disease. This led me to my research interest in dementia, and that is how I ultimately chose to practice neuropsychology.
You can’t separate the brain from the functions of the body and expect to really understand the problem at hand. I believe in considering each patient in their own context, as I strive to bring the science and practice of neuropsychology together to provide a comprehensive view of brain function.
I constantly seek out the most up-to-date research and related publications from cultural, psychometric and pathophysiologic perspectives. Training in a variety of medical settings with patient populations has allowed me to integrate biopsychosocial information into every neuropsychological consult.
Riverview Health has a very strong commitment to the community. I enjoy building relationships in the community and providing educational talks on a variety of subject matters because it matches with my interest in preventive medicine. I believe Riverview Health holds this as an important part of partnering with the community and so the fit was a good one.
I am a "Midwestern girl" through and through. I was born in Chicago, IL and completed most of my training as a neuropsychologist in the Midwest. I am a definite dog-lover and may be seen on warm days walking around town with my Goldendoodle and Bernedoodle.”