E28. The Key to Studying Dementia is Diversity w/ Dr. Indira Turney


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Indira C. Turney, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral research scientist at the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. She graduated from the University of the Virgin Islands with a Bachelor in Psychology.

During her undergraduate career, she was a member of several academic and non-academic organizations and honors societies and she pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Pennsylvania State University.

Her dissertation thesis focused on reducing false memories and examined training-related changes in brain function in older adults. Dr. Turney’s current research uses molecular, structural, and functional neuroimaging to identify socio-cultural sources and neural correlates in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among racially and ethnically diverse older adults.

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Instagram: @IndiraTurney

Twitter: @IndiraTurney

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